Community guide to place interpretation and naming

Guidelines and procedures

It applies to all public space and all assets located on public space (including buildings, structures, fences and furniture etc.) owned or managed by the City and to all public spaces where the City is the designated naming authority.

Requests are typically for, but not limited to:

  • The installation of a physical asset - interpretation or other signage, memorials, monuments, public furniture, roadside memorials, seats, statues or trees
  • The installation of a fixture to an asset - honour boards, interpretation or other place signage, logos and other forms of branding, plaques or portraits
  • Naming a road, feature or locality - correcting a name, dual naming, naming an unnamed road (excluding subdivisions), renaming, or formally gazetting a historic name

This guide works in conjunction with the City’s Place Interpretation and Naming Policy providing a process for the community when making a request to the City for place interpretation and naming requests.

Requests will be assessed against a set of principles in order to preserve and protect Greater Bendigo’s public spaces for the enjoyment of our community now and into the future.

Place interpretation and naming requests

Important things you need to know before you start:

  • Anyone can apply
  • An application form must be completed for all requests
  • Please read the Place Interpretation and Naming Policy before making a request
  • It is important to have a full understanding of the policy and guidelines before you start completing the online application
  • We strongly recommend that you discuss your request with a City officer