Eleven new suburbs established in the City of Melton

Published on 13 July 2017

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Eleven new suburbs, Harkness, Weir Views, Cobblebank, Strathtulloh, Thornhill Park, Grangefields, Bonnie Brook, Aintree, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise and Deanside, have been established in the City of Melton, following approval from the Office of Geographic Names (OGN). They are expected to come into full effect on 23 August.

The new suburb names were put forward by Council on the advisement of the Suburb Naming Advisory Committee, following extensive community engagement undertaken in 2014. The committee, made up of Councilors, Council officers, community leaders and industry representatives, encouraged residents to vote for their preferred suburb names across the municipality.

Mayor of the City of Melton, Cr Sophie Ramsey said the unprecedented establishment of 11 new suburbs is great news for the Melton community.

“Our community is growing really quickly, and by creating these new suburbs, Council can plan smaller, character-filled neighbourhoods that are easy to find and navigate,” the Mayor said.

“They’ll have their own particular landmarks and will remain as unique and diverse as the people who live there.”

The new suburbs are being established in key growth areas including Plumpton, Rockbank and Truganina, while smaller changes will also take place in well-established areas like Melton South and Melton West.

Over 5,000 homes and businesses will change addresses, and while most will continue to have the same postcodes, three of the new suburbs, Aintree, Deanside and Fraser Rise, will have the new postcode, 3336.

Council is writing to all affected residents and property owners to inform them of the change, and is also providing advice and a checklist to help with the transition from old suburb to new.

While some government agencies have already been updated with the new address details, the emergency services database (ESTA) will update on 23 August. If affected residents call 000 over the next few months they may need to quote both their old and new addresses.

Residents and property owners interested in finding out if their home or business will be affected by the change can go to www.melton.vic.gov.au/nearme and type their address in the search field.

For further information, visit www.melton.vic.gov.au/newsuburbs or call Customer Service on 9747 7200.