A WOODGATE street will get a name change to help stop confusion for first responders in an emergency situation.
A WOODGATE street will get a name change to help stop confusion for first responders in an emergency situation. Google Maps

Name change coming for Woodgate road

A WOODGATE street will get a name change to help stop confusion for first responders in emergency situations.

In May last year Woodgate Rural Fire Service requested Bundaberg Regional Council consider renaming Walkers Point, at the northern tip of Woodgate.

This is because it was one of to Walkers Point, the other near Maryborough.

The State Government has approved the Maryborough location as the official Walkers Point.

Roads at Woodgate's will now be changed to help emergency services.

To save confusion with the Woodgate Esplanade, the esplanade at Walkers Point will be called Walkers Point Esplanade.

At a community consultation session about the name of Walkers Point Rd, 28 people suggested six new names.

Three did not comply with council road naming regulations and the other three were Bottle Brush Dr, Timber Cutters Drive and Nixons Dr.

Council staff put forward Nixons Dr as the final choice due to historical relevance.

The changes will be voted on at the council's next meeting, on Tuesday.



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