Barcaldine locals say less place names work better
Barcaldine locals have thrown their support behind consolidating 29 place names down to five.
Submissions provided by Barcaldine locals which were supported by extensive consultation found the previous 29 place names were causing some confusion in the delivery of postal and emergency services.
The Barcaldine region covers a vast area of more than 53,000 square kilometres and is made up of lots of little communities. Reducing the localities from 29 down to five will help getting around to these communities easier.
Local feedback included reports of multiple location names making the area’s already complex rural addressing system even harder to navigate, including several complaints from residents claiming several small, remote localities confuse and delay essential services.
The changes were the result of extensive community feedback undertaken by the Barcaldine Regional Council during May, June and July to ensure everyone had their say and was essential in the decision making process.
The changes should make it easier to find about 650 properties in the region and importantly, discontinuing the use of these local names will not affect existing property names or historic county names in the interests of preserving this region’s rich local history.
The place names being discontinued include: Bangall, Tablederry, Cornish Creek, Upper Cornish Creek, Galilee, Dunrobin, Upland, Sardine, Pelican Creek, Ibis, Ingberry, Garfield, Surbiton, Saltern Creek, Hobartville, Beaufort, Pine Hill, Port Wine, Tara Station, Patrick, Barcaldine Downs, Home Creek, Evora, Narbethong, Grant, Mexico, Drummondslope, Sedgeford and Moombria.
The boundaries of Alpha, Aramac, Barcaldine, Jericho and Muttaburra will be amended to incorporate the discontinued areas.
A map of the changes can be found on the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy website at https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/home/news-publications/media-centre/media-resources
Last updated 27 November 2019