Project update - December 2022

Registrar of Geographic Names has given notice in the Gazette on Thursday 15 December 2022.

Tong Avenue is now the legal name for this section of road.

Project Update - December 2022

We considered the results of the voting poll, and with 58% not in favour of Carruthers Way, we contacted the affected residents to vote on an alternative name. Results showed Tong Avenue as the preferred street name.

The new name was lodged with the Registrar and affected residents notified on 28 October 2022.

Once the Registrar gazettes the new street name, affected residents, organisations and the general community will be notified.

We’re proposing to rename a section of Ashton Avenue, St Albans between Main Road East and Clarke Avenue St Albans to Carruthers Way.

The current street numbering of this section of Ashton Avenue is not in accordance with the Australian & New Zealand Addressing Standards.

The standards require that street numbers must not risk public and operational safety for emergency response or cause confusion for transport, communication and mail services.

The proposed renaming will resolve these issues and allow for future developments in this area.

The name Carruthers is in recognition of Sister Carruthers who worked at Sunshine Harvester Works as a nurse from 1946-1955 and established St Andrew’s Private Hospital in Sunshine.

Council has been unable to locate existing family members to seek permission to use the proposed name and calls for consent from the family or requests family contact details from the community.

Quick Poll

Do you support the proposed renaming of Ashton Ave to Carruthers Way?

This poll has concluded.

42% (34 votes)
58% (47 votes)
Total Votes: 81