Council is proposing to incorporate an indigenous name to the geographic feature currently known as Mount Battery. The proposal would create a dual name to recognise the landmark as Mount Battery / Beolite.
In response to a community request, Council is proposing to incorporate an indigenous name to Mount Battery.
Mount Battery is a geographical feature located in Mansfield, Victoria (see map below). The proposed name for this geographical feature is a dual name:
Why Beolite? There is early mapping evidence that the mountain is known to the Taungurung people as Beolite which is the name of a local Chief in Daung wurrung language.
24 February 2020:
At the Ordinary Council Meeting held 18 February 2020, Council passed the following resolution:
Council officers are now working through this process in consultation with the Office of Geographic Names, particularly around whether the use of the hyphen is allowable under the Statutory Naming Rules, and there may be additional consultation with the community required.
Updates will continue to be made available on this page.
5 February 2020:
A report regarding the proposal will be presented for a Council decision at the Ordinary Council Meeting, Tuesday 18 February 2020, 5:00pm at the Bonnie Doon Community Centre.
The report will be available to the public as part of the Agenda for the meeting by Friday 14 February on this website. To find it, from the home page, visit "My Council" and then select "View Agendas and Minutes".
** If you wish to speak to your submission at the Council Meeting you must advise Council by 5:00pm, Monday 17 February. Please email email@example.com or phone 5775 8573 to register your request**
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15 January 2020:
Due to unforseen circumstances the public report has been delayed to be presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting, Tuesday 18 February 2020, 5:00pm at the Bonnie Doon Community Centre.
1 December 2019:
The opportunity for community engagement has now closed.
A public report summarising the feedback received will be prepared for Council consideration at the Ordinary Council Meeting in January 2020.
The proposal has received in principal support from the Taungurung Land and Waters Council and the Office of Geographic Names.
We now seek your feedback. The simplest way to tell us if you support or object to the proposal is to click on the green "click here to submit your feedback" button at the bottom of this page, and complete the short three question survey.
Alternatively, if you prefer not to submit an online response you can:
Please title your submission "Indigenous naming proposal for Mt Battery (Beolite)" so we can ensure it is captured in the correct process.
The opportunity for feedback closes 30 November 2019.
The opportunity for feedback will remain open for 30 days, closing on 30 November 2019.
The results of the responses will be provided to Council for a decision at the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held in February 2020.
Council's decision will be published:
1 November 2019: Proposal open for feedback 30 November 2019: Feedback closed 18 February 2020: Council decision at Ordinary Council Meeting
18 February 2020: If a name changed is resolved by Council, the proposal will be lodged with the Office of Geographic Names (OGN) and objectors notified by Council.
late March 2020: New name gazetted by the Registrar (OGN).
** dates are a guide and may change
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