Roads in Geraldton estate to pay tribute to contribution of grain industry

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
Names of various types of grain may be used in a residential development.
Camera IconNames of various types of grain may be used in a residential development. Credit: Craig Shipway/Craig Shipway

Geraldton residents could be living on Canola Crescent or Barley Boulevard in the future, with City of Greater Geraldton councillors approving a proposal for grain-themed road names in a Waggrakine estate.

The Moresby Heights Estate developer had asked for roads in a future subdivision to have names that recognised the historical use of the residential site.

The land had traditionally been used to grow wheat and barley crops and the developer proposed several grain-themed names.

Lupin, canola, barley, corn, wheat, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, triticale, amaranth and durum were all suggested as suitable grains for roads to be named after.

The proposed road names will be used in the first few residential development stages at Wavecrest Estate. A subdivision application for Stage 2, which proposes 61 residential lots, is now with the WA Planning Commission for assessment.

Speaking in support of the proposal at Tuesday’s council meeting, deputy mayor Jerry Clune commended the estate developers for “taking the opportunity to recognise the contribution that grain has made to this locality”.

The road names will now be forwarded to Lands Minister John Carey for approval.

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