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Appendix 12 - Street Numbering Policy

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Appendix 12 - Street Numbering Policy

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									HOBSONS BAY CITY COUNCIL — POLICY MANUAL


POLICY:                              STREET NUMBERING

DATE ADOPTED BY COUNCIL:             TBA

DIRECTORATE:                         BUSINESS AND FINANCE

DEPARTMENT:                          PROPERTY SERVICES

RESPONSIBLE OFFICER:                 EXECUTIVE OFFICER PROPERTY SERVICES

POLICY OBJECTIVE

1.   To facilitate the identification of properties in the municipality by using a system
     of street numbering that is clear, logical and unambiguous.

2.   To assist drivers of emergency vehicles, Australia Post and the general public to
     establish the location of individual properties.

BACKGROUND

The increased prevalence of residential subdivisions in the municipality has
reinforced the need for Council to provide street numbering guidelines to owners and
developers. This policy applies to the numbering of all properties in the municipality
and is to apply:

1.   When new allotments are created;

2.   When there are physical changes to existing allotments (e.g. subdivision);

3.   When there is a change in the number or disposition of allotments; and

4.   When Council is requested to allocate or review an existing street number.

POLICY AND PRINCIPLES

1.   All properties in a street shall be allocated a unique street number.

2.   Street numbers allocated by Council are to be displayed to the street abuttal to
     which the property is numbered in accordance with Community Local Law 89.

3.   Street numbering will be sequential within a street. Units/dwellings with common
     property are to be addressed as Units1 and 2 of the primary street address. “A”
     and “B” suffixes are only to be allocated when there is no common property.

4.   Street numbers for new streets and cul-de-sacs shall commence from the end of
     the road adjoining the road of greater importance with odd numbers on the left
     and even numbers commencing on the right.

5.   Alphabetical suffixes may be used where there is no reasonable alternative and
     the property being numbered has a clear street abuttal with no common
     property.

6.   When allocating street numbers, allowance is to be made for potential future
     subdivisions.

7.   Re-numbering of all or part of a street will be considered where there is potential
     for duplicate numbering and then only after consultation with the owners and
     occupiers affected.


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8.   Where existing street numbers have to be changed Council will consider taking
     any of the following actions:

     a)   erect street signage with property numbers;

     b)   paint the property number on the kerb; and

     c)   make a financial contribution to owners or occupiers towards costs and
          expenses incurred as a result of the number change, up to a maximum of
          $50.00 per property.

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES

1.   All applications for changes to property numbers shall be made in writing to the
     Chief Executive Officer.

2.   Allocation of property numbers is to be delegated by the Chief Executive Officer
     to the Executive Officer Property Services who shall be responsible for the
     allocation of street numbers and application of this policy.

3.   Any proposed changes will be subject to a consultation process involving all
     affected stakeholders including owners, tenants, and any relevant authorities
     and conducted in accordance with the Council’s Community Engagement
     Framework.

4.   Where a proposed subdivision will result in a change of street numbering, advice
     of the proposed Council allocated numbers is to be included with the
     certification advice and a copy of such advice is to be forwarded to the owner of
     the property and/or applicant for the subdivision.

5.   When new or changed street numbers have been allocated, Council will forward
     advice to the property owner, the occupier, Australia Post. Registrar
     Geographical Place Names, Australian Electoral Commission, Victorian Electoral
     Commission, VicRoads, Emergency Services, City West Water, State Revenue
     Office, all Council Units having an interest in the numbering of properties, and
     any other organisations or authorities considered appropriate.

6.   Street numbers shall be displayed prominently on all properties to the street
     abuttal to which the property is numbered.

7.   Additionally, if the number is displayed to any other street abuttal such number
     shall be accompanied by a display of the name of the street to which the
     property is numbered.




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