Naming policy proposal

Naming policy proposal


The naming policy was adopted in August 2018.

Read the policy

We have developed a new guide for the naming of suburbs, roads, parks, open spaces, places and buildings that are owned, operated or managed by the City of Sydney.

Names are important. They tell us where we are, define places and buildings and are part of local identity. The Geographical Names Board requires all places to have a name to help with navigation and identification.

Our proposed naming policy outlines principles we will follow when suggesting, endorsing and approving names. It also provides guidance for when a name may be changed or considered for dual naming.

Naming a place allows people to build connections to country and reflect the area's history and diversity. The guide also promotes local Aboriginal words and supports restoring traditional Gadigal place names.

How to give us your feedback

You are invited to comment on our proposed naming policy by 5pm on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

To provide your feedback email or post your comments to:Chief Executive Officer
Attention: Lisa Murray, City Historian – Naming Policy
City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001. 

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

Key dates

Public consultation period
5 February to 20 March 2018


Lisa Murray
City Historian – Naming Policy

02 9265 9795

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019