Place names in Melbourne
Where do the place names around us come from and what do they mean?
‘Increasingly, Aboriginal language words are being employed to name public places, facilities (buildings and office suites), events, programs and products. It is protocol to engage with Traditional Owners to seek permission to use their language words, and seek guidance about what language words might be appropriate for use in these instances.
Many contemporary words and concepts will not have equivalent translations, particularly among Victorian language groups, so be prepared to be open to suggestions.’
No, other organisations and businesses that have the name Moreland don’t have to change their name if they do not wish.
Yes, your permit is still valid even if it says Moreland City Council.
Moreland City Council General Local Law 2018 is still valid until a new Local Law is made. Therefore your permit is valid.
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Yes, your fine is still valid and you will still need to pay.
Our name change does not have an impact on the validity and enforcement of matters by Council issued under Moreland City Council prior to the name change taking effect. Infringement notices issued under Moreland City Council and served on the intended recipients prior to the name change taking effect are still valid.
Yes, if you have a notice to comply or court summons issued by Moreland City Council, these are still valid.
Our name change has no impact on the validity and enforcement of matters by Council issued under Moreland City Council prior to the name change taking effect. Infringement notices issued under Moreland City Council and served on the intended recipients prior to the name change taking effect are still valid.
Criminal proceedings commenced and filed with the Court issued under Moreland City Council prior to the name change taking effect are still valid. These powers are still valid as they are all exercised in Council’s capacity as an authority under the applicable legislation.
Yes, you still must pay for timed parking.
Any existing reference to Moreland City Council is to be taken as a reference to Merri-bek City Council on and after 26 September 2022.
Yes, as of 26 September 2022 Moreland City Council changed its name to Merri-bek City Council and therefore all fines with reference to Merri-bek are valid on and after 26 September 2022.
Yes the Moreland City Council General Local Law 2018 is still valid until a new Local Law is made. We expect the process of creating a new Local Law to commence in the 2023 calendar year.
o Our digital channels like our website, social media, Conversations Moreland and e-newsletters
o Public displays at Council venues and facilities
o Public announcements (such as radio)
o Information stalls at our local events (and the distribution of information through our many council services)
Where do the place names around us come from and what do they mean?
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country
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Merri-bek City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Merri-bek, and pays respect to their Elders past and present, as well as to all First Nations’ communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.
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