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What roads are proposed to be renamed?
Two roads are proposed to be renamed:
Due to the road layout, four new names are required for the roads proposed to be renamed.
For more information, please refer to 'Map of roads proposed to be renamed'.
Why change the road names?
The proposal to rename the roads has been prompted by the realignment of the ‘Bussell Highway’ around the Vasse Development.
The Council has determined that the new section of highway should be named ‘Bussell Highway’. This means that the ‘Old’ Bussell Highway through the Vasse village will require renaming.
Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road is proposed to be renamed as the road has been split into two distinct sections, separated by the new highway. The new highway intersects with Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road at a T-junction (and not a cross-road).
What is the ‘Vasse Development’?
The ‘Vasse Development’ or ‘Vasse Newtown Development’ is a substantial development within the localities of Vasse and Kealy that is continuing to create residential, education, commercial, light industrial, public purpose and recreational lots of land.
A Development Guide Plan as endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission is guiding the development as it progresses in stages, over several years.
What has happened to the ‘Bussell Highway’?
The ‘Bussell Highway’ has been realigned around the Vasse Development.
It now extends in a westerly direction from the Busselton Bypass / Bussell Highway roundabout for approximately 1.5km. The new highway then heads in a southerly direction for approximately 1.6km where it intersects with the ‘old’ Bussell Highway.
Several roads intersect with or are planned to intersect with the new section of highway.
Why does Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road need two names?
There are no immediate plans but sometime in the future, Vasse Yallingup Siding Road will be closed permanently between Lynwood Street and Harlequin Boulevard. The closed section of road will then be integrated into a future residential zone.
When the section of road just described is closed in the future, Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road will be separated into two parts. The first part between Lynwood Street and Commerce Road is already part of the Vasse Business Park (light industrial area) and will remain. The second part from Harlequin Boulevard to the ‘Old’ Bussell Highway passes through an education zone. This is shown on the Development Guide Plan for the Vasse Development
It makes sense to rename the two parts of the road now, rather than assign one name now and rename part of it again in the future.
What’s planned for the ‘Old’ Bussell Highway?
Can we choose any name?
All public roads are named through Landgate Geographic Names under delegation from the Minister for Lands, on the advice of local government.
Landgate Geographic Naming operates according to the ‘Policies and Standards for Geographical Naming in Western Australia’, which defines a set of standards for the naming of roads and other geographic features and places
Example naming policies that apply to roads are: