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Council backs calls to name a street after Richmond legend Jack Dyer

4 June 2014

Council will investigate options for naming a street after the late footballer Jack Dyer following a community campaign to see his connections to Richmond recognised.

A small but passionate group of Richmond supporters, most donning the football club's famous yellow and black, attended Council's early June meeting to state its case for honouring Jack Dyer.

After hearing a number of emotional submissions from those in attendance, including Jack Dyer's niece, Council agreed to begin the process of finding a suitable street in Richmond to name.

A yet-to-be named street in a new residential development in Richmond has been suggested, but Council will consult with the Wurundjeri Council first to seek its permission to forego its standard practice of giving local streets and laneways names that hold significance to the Wurundjeri, Yarra's traditional owners.

If that permission is granted, the next steps will be seeking approval from the Victorian Place Names Committee and other relevant State Authorities.


Further information
Ivan Gilbert
9205 5110
Ivan.Gilbert@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

 

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