A NUMBER of new roads in Bathurst are to be named after significant people and places from the city's past.
At its September ordinary meeting, Bathurst Regional Council approved 10 names for roads in the new Limekilns Road subdivision and the 176-lot subdivision off the eastern end of Graham Drive and Mendel Drive in Kelso.
There will be two access points to the Limekilns Road subdivision, which will be known as Wheatfield Drive and Alluvial Place.
Wheatfield Drive has been named after an early school erected on Crown land at Paling Yards, which operated from 1877 to 1918 and was known as The Wheatfield School.
Alluvial Place has been chosen as a reference to Bathurst's prominent agricultural sector derived from proximity to bodies of water.
Also to feature in the Limekilns Road subdivision are Newland Crescent, Keystone Rise, Burlington Rise, Fairleigh Place, Lyon Close and Marble Close.
They represent John Newland Wark and the city’s gasworks history, Keystone Orchard, the Burlington Picture Theatre, Fairleigh Grammar School, Miss Lyons of the Marsden College for Girls, and the presence of marble in the Bathurst region.
Two roads have been named in the 176-lot subdivision in Kelso.
One, Connolly Drive, will refer to Verdun Connolly, a soldier enlisted for World War 2 in 1940 who spent 2011 days on active service.
Post-war, Mr Connolly worked on Jordon Creek before taking employment at Bidgeribbon at the Lagoon.
After starting work at JJ Newton Joinery, he was involved in the transformation of the old ice works to Dairy Farmers and several other buildings, including The Scots School and the Knickerbocker Hotel.
The other name to feature in the subdivision is Darvall Drive, referring to Sir John Bayley Darvall, an Australian barrister and politician who at one point was the local member for the County of Bathurst.
All the names comply with council’s own policy.