Development of Proposed New Place Names Legislation
Development of a proposed new Place Names Bill, with a view to modernising the administrative processes of official place naming, is underway.
There has been community and stakeholder consultation to inform the drafting process. A summary of feedback has been included in the Stakeholder and Community Consultation Report. Stakeholder and Community Consultation Report (558Kb)
The Stakeholder and Community Consultation Report was informed by responses to the Place Names Act Issues Paper. This was open to all interested members of the public to comment on these, and any other issues or potential solutions. Place Names Act Issues Paper
The Stakeholder and Community Consultation Report will now be made available to the stakeholder community for review and further consultation. Following that period drafting instructions will be prepared for the Office of Parliamentary Counsel that will draft the proposed legislation.
Once a suitable draft is available the stakeholder community will be further consulted as to the suitability of the draft to meet the proposed solutions.