Old Spaces, New Places - ROW52 Laneway Upgrade

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Old Spaces, New Places (OSNP) is a program targeting locations within the Town that can be renewed and upgraded for greater community use and benefit. This was the first project to be progressed as part of the OSNP program and is located along the east end of Albany Highway.

Project #1 ROW52 presented an opportunity to create a multi-use, pedestrian-orientated urban place right in the heart of East Vic Park.

ROW52 is the laneway located between Ten Ten Kitchen, East Victoria Park IGA and TAO Restaurant and is one of the Town’s most identifiable public spaces.

In 2019 the laneway was transformed from a deteriorated vehicle-centric laneway into a simple, modern space to cater for events and everyday use, with a focus on safety, flexibility and social interaction.

What is happening now?

Previously we asked you to vote on suggested names, and the response we received indicated they weren’t quite what the community was looking for. So we're starting again!

  • Stage 1 - We're asking for you to put your thinking hats on and suggest some creative names.
  • Stage 2 - We'll compile all the suggestions and go back out to the community for online voting. 148 votes were cast for the collection of creative names.
  • Currently: Stage 3 - We'll take the top indigenous aboriginal names and check in with our Mindeera Advisory Group (formally names the Aboriginal Engagement Advisory Group) and seek their recommendation. The names will then be presented for approval to the Whadjuk working group.
  • Stage 4 - The names will be sent to Landgate for approval and approved will go to Council for their final decision.

How can I suggest a name and vote?

Share your naming idea below by 6 December. Voting for your favourite names will be open from 7 December.

Noting all entries that are incomplete, illegible, contain a phone and/or email address, contain inappropriate or offensive content will be removed at the Towns discretion.

How can I get more information?

  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Read the FAQs

Old Spaces, New Places (OSNP) is a program targeting locations within the Town that can be renewed and upgraded for greater community use and benefit. This was the first project to be progressed as part of the OSNP program and is located along the east end of Albany Highway.

Project #1 ROW52 presented an opportunity to create a multi-use, pedestrian-orientated urban place right in the heart of East Vic Park.

ROW52 is the laneway located between Ten Ten Kitchen, East Victoria Park IGA and TAO Restaurant and is one of the Town’s most identifiable public spaces.

In 2019 the laneway was transformed from a deteriorated vehicle-centric laneway into a simple, modern space to cater for events and everyday use, with a focus on safety, flexibility and social interaction.

What is happening now?

Previously we asked you to vote on suggested names, and the response we received indicated they weren’t quite what the community was looking for. So we're starting again!

  • Stage 1 - We're asking for you to put your thinking hats on and suggest some creative names.
  • Stage 2 - We'll compile all the suggestions and go back out to the community for online voting. 148 votes were cast for the collection of creative names.
  • Currently: Stage 3 - We'll take the top indigenous aboriginal names and check in with our Mindeera Advisory Group (formally names the Aboriginal Engagement Advisory Group) and seek their recommendation. The names will then be presented for approval to the Whadjuk working group.
  • Stage 4 - The names will be sent to Landgate for approval and approved will go to Council for their final decision.

How can I suggest a name and vote?

Share your naming idea below by 6 December. Voting for your favourite names will be open from 7 December.

Noting all entries that are incomplete, illegible, contain a phone and/or email address, contain inappropriate or offensive content will be removed at the Towns discretion.

How can I get more information?

  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Read the FAQs
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  • Can’t it just stay as ROW52? Much better than the other names...

    Kreu asked 9 months ago

    Hi Kreu,

    Based on feedback received online, leaving the name "ROW52" will be an option that is presented to Council for consideration.

  • I just wanted to comment that Right of Way 52 is a cool name! And I actually like it better than those in the survey.

    julieannemcguinness85 asked 9 months ago

    Hi Julieannemcguinness85,

    Thank you for your feedback we will make note of this.

  • Hi, I was thinking this was open to suggest names for this lane, but then saw that names have been picked and you want punters to vote on this choice provided. Nearly fell out of my chair when I saw them, sorry but you've got to be kidding, who came up with these names....little kids, druggies, space cadets or COVID0-19 sufferers? So unfortunately I can't vote on any of them. ta

    Gregarious asked 9 months ago

    Hi Gregarious,

    During the community engagement for the design of the laneway the Town asked for the community to suggest potential names for renaming ROW52. These names, combined with some internal additions, were combined into a single list that was sent to Landgate for preliminary approval. From the total list sent to Landgate 10 names were returned as being suitable under the Landgate naming conventions. The Town has now released those names to the public to vote.

  • How was the list of possible names developed? They all seem pretty uninteresting. The only one that I have voted for was Dragon Lane which reflects the Asian influence int he area. A better name would also be after one of the prominent local women that it is proposed local landmarks be named after.

    PeterPring asked 9 months ago

    Hi PeterPring

    During the community engagement for the design of the laneway the Town asked for the community to suggest potential names for renaming ROW52. These names, combined with some internal additions, were combined into a single list that was sent to Landgate for preliminary approval. From the total list sent to Landgate 10 names were returned as being suitable under the Landgate naming conventions. The Town has now released those names to the public to vote.

    The Town also investigated the renaming of ROW52 to Benton Lane after a prominent community member Ellis May Benton. Ellis May Benton was born and lived in Victoria Park. She was enlisted in World War II in May 1942, aged 19 years, and served in the Air Force as a Corporal until she was discharged in April 1946. However, at the December 2019 OCM, this name was deemed not suitable for this location be Elected Members.

  • Why not call it Iceworks Walk as the lane it is off is called Iceworks Lane. Sounds good to me :)

    Betty asked 11 months ago

    Hi Betty,

    The Landgate naming conventions would likely reject any name with "Iceworks" in it as they usually do not allow two streets with the same or similar names in close proximity of each other.