Update 16 November, 2021 - The renaming of the laneway has been registered with the Office of Geographic Names.

We thank you for your interest in this project.

Update 29 July, 2921 - The road naming of Unnamed laneway Belmont to Bechervaise Lane Belmont was approved at the 27 July Council Meeting.

The City would like to thank the community who provided feedback.

The documentation will now be forwarded to the Office of Geographic Names for registration.

Update May 2021 - Submission period closed on 31 May, 2021.


The City of Greater Geelong is proposing to name an unnamed laneway in Belmont to Bechervaise Lane.

It is proposed to name the laneway that runs behind the properties known as 22-48 Digby Avenue and 15-33 Clarke Avenue Belmont as Bechervaise Lane, Belmont.

This name has been chosen in honour of Mr John Bechervaise who resided in close proximity and was an Australian writer, photographer, artist and Antarctic Explorer.

As this laneway is navigable by car and foot, it is required to be named for ease in location should an emergency occur.

This road renaming is being completed in accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria by linking the name to place.

Submissions in regards to this naming are open until 4pm 31 May 2021.

Proposed Bechervaise Lane Map

Submissions can be lodged by mail to:

To send your submission to Council you can mail it to:

Property & Valuations,
City of Greater Geelong,
PO Box 104,
Geelong VIC 3220

or via email to RoadRenamings@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

To ensure your submission is valid please include your name, postal address, a contact phone number, email address (if you have one) and details of your submission.

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