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To ensure road names are selected, managed and controlled in a consistent manner, developers are required to provide names for all new roads created as part of developments.
Road name applications(PDF, 311KB) should also include:
The approved new road names are to be shown on the engineering drawings when these are submitted to Council for approval.
Council may select any name submitted by the applicant or may select such other names as it deems appropriate. Refer to Council's Policy on the Allocation of Road Names and Street Address Numbers(PDF, 145KB).
Council maintains a road register in which it records the reasons for the selection of each road name for historical purposes.
Applicants must submit two suggested names for each road and provide reasons for the choice, giving attention to the below preferred categories:
The following would not be supported by Council:
Council can provide advice or assistance with road name selection if required and can research historic details of a property or local area to provide options such as names of first settlers in the area.