Moving Ahead - Edition 1 2017

Published on 10 July 2017

The first edition of Council’s community newsletter, Moving Ahead, is now available for download(PDF, 5MB).

Featured in this addition is the exciting change to suburb boundaries resulting in 11 new suburbs.

A copy has been mailed out to every home in the City of Melton.

A small number of the Moving Ahead newsletters are also available at the Melton and Caroline Springs libraries and civic centres.

 Download a copy.(PDF, 5MB)


Moving Ahead - Edition 1, 2017

Aintree, Bonnie Brook, Cobblebank, Deanside, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise, Grangefields, Harkness, Strathtulloh, Thornhill Park, Weir Views.

These are the names of the 11 new suburbs being established in the City of Melton.

It’s an exciting time for our vibrant municipality, with the new suburbs giving Council the opportunity to create great community hubs and foster a real sense of belonging in our City. 

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

SO, WHY ARE WE CHANGING?

We’re growing really quickly! Welcoming the new suburbs means that Council can create smaller, character-filled neighbourhoods that are easy to find and navigate. They’ll have their own particular landmarks and will remain as unique and diverse as the people who live there.

HOW WERE THE NEW SUBURBS CREATED?

The new suburb names and boundaries were put forward to the State Government’s Office of Geographic Names for approval following extensive community engagement in 2014.

A Suburb Naming Advisory Committee, made up of Councillors, Council officers, community leaders and industry representatives was  established and encouraged residents to vote for their preferred suburb names across the municipality.

ARE YOU AFFECTED AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

To find out if your home or business will be part of a new suburb, go to melton.vic.gov.au/nearme and type your address in the search field. You can also call 9747 7200 for more information.

The Emergency Services database (ESTA), which includes police and ambulance, will be updated with the new addresses at the end of July.

However, if you’re affected, you’ll need to advise organisations like insurance companies, gas and electricity suppliers, the Australian

Tax Office, medical providers, banks etc… of the change.

WHEN WILL MY SUBURB CHANGE?

Council will write to all affected residents and property owners in the next few weeks, to inform them of when the change will take place. We’ll also provide advice and a checklist to help with the transition from old suburb to new.