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Name Burrill Lake Bridge

Consultation has concluded

Council is seeking community feedback on the naming of the new Burrill Lake Bridge. Participate for your chance to win!

In 2013 Council received correspondence from the RMS advising that the name the ‘Roy McDaniel Bridge’ had been nominated by a member of the community, for the Burrill Lake Bridge. In accordance with the policy on naming of conventions, Council was asked, at that time, to seek feedback from the community about the proposal.

The RMS is responsible for the naming of bridges and other structures on Freeways and approving the naming of bridges on a State Road. Council can as the Local Government Authority, provide a recommendation to the RMS for approval for a the naming of a bridge on a State Road.

Roads and Maritime Services require that any name recommended meets the Geographical Names Board (GNB) Guidelines for Road Names. It states that the bridge's name should generally have Aboriginal, historical (deceased person) or geographic relevance and signifies with respect to the location and area served.

The suggestion for the use of the name Roy McDaniel, received by Council, outlined that he was a strong advocate for preserving Burrill Lake and campaigned for a new bridge for more than ten years. Mr McDaniel died in 2009. He was a Shoalhaven City Councillor from 1995 to 1999.

Council are currently asking for submissions from the community about whether the use of Roy McDaniel is an appropriate name to be recommended to the RMS or whether there are alternative names that are preferred by the community. The community may also prefer to keep the name Burrill Lake Bridge.

Submission will close 5pm, August 17 2017.

Residents who provide a submission to Council will go in the draw to win a Shoalhaven pack which includes 2 family swim passes and Shoalhaven Tourism merchandise.

Work on this State Government project is progressing and is expected to be complete in early 2018, weather permitting.



Council is seeking community feedback on the naming of the new Burrill Lake Bridge. Participate for your chance to win!

In 2013 Council received correspondence from the RMS advising that the name the ‘Roy McDaniel Bridge’ had been nominated by a member of the community, for the Burrill Lake Bridge. In accordance with the policy on naming of conventions, Council was asked, at that time, to seek feedback from the community about the proposal.

The RMS is responsible for the naming of bridges and other structures on Freeways and approving the naming of bridges on a State Road. Council can as the Local Government Authority, provide a recommendation to the RMS for approval for a the naming of a bridge on a State Road.

Roads and Maritime Services require that any name recommended meets the Geographical Names Board (GNB) Guidelines for Road Names. It states that the bridge's name should generally have Aboriginal, historical (deceased person) or geographic relevance and signifies with respect to the location and area served.

The suggestion for the use of the name Roy McDaniel, received by Council, outlined that he was a strong advocate for preserving Burrill Lake and campaigned for a new bridge for more than ten years. Mr McDaniel died in 2009. He was a Shoalhaven City Councillor from 1995 to 1999.

Council are currently asking for submissions from the community about whether the use of Roy McDaniel is an appropriate name to be recommended to the RMS or whether there are alternative names that are preferred by the community. The community may also prefer to keep the name Burrill Lake Bridge.

Submission will close 5pm, August 17 2017.

Residents who provide a submission to Council will go in the draw to win a Shoalhaven pack which includes 2 family swim passes and Shoalhaven Tourism merchandise.

Work on this State Government project is progressing and is expected to be complete in early 2018, weather permitting.



Consultation has concluded
  • Council supports keeping Burrill Lake Bridge name unchanged

    4 months ago

    August 16, 2017

    Shoalhaven City Council has determined, following significant community feedback, that Council will provide a recommendation to the RMS to retain the name of the bridge at Burrill Lake as the “Burrill Lake Bridge”.

    Submissions can still be provided to Council before the 17th August 2017, however it is Council’s position that the bridge should retain the name Burrill Lake Bridge.

    For more information see Shoalhaven City Council's News Feed.

    August 16, 2017

    Shoalhaven City Council has determined, following significant community feedback, that Council will provide a recommendation to the RMS to retain the name of the bridge at Burrill Lake as the “Burrill Lake Bridge”.

    Submissions can still be provided to Council before the 17th August 2017, however it is Council’s position that the bridge should retain the name Burrill Lake Bridge.

    For more information see Shoalhaven City Council's News Feed.