Unnamed laneway in Northmead

On Monday 24 July 2023, City of Parramatta Council resolved:

(a) That Council approve the preferred name of ‘Lizzie Lane’, for the unnamed laneway that is located between Balmoral Road and Briens Road, running parallel to Kleins Road, Northmead NSW 2152.

(b) Further, that this name be referred to the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW for formal assignment and Gazettal under the Geographical Names Act 1996.

On Monday 21 August 2023, Council received confirmation that 'Lizzie Lane' had been gazetted.


Council invited residents to help name the unnamed service laneway that runs behind the Kleins Road Neighbourhood Centre Shops in Northmead!

  • The laneway is located between Balmoral Road and Briens Road, and is parallel to Kleins Road, Northmead
  • The laneway is primarily used for deliveries to the businesses operating within the retail strip and storage of their waste collection.

Naming the laneway will be of help to businesses and deliveries servicing the shopping centre.

The survey closed at 5pm on Thursday 6 April 2023 -thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation! To learn more about the policies behind road naming, please read our frequently asked questions. To receive updates, please follow this page.


History of the Proposed Names

  • March 2023

    Consultation opens Tuesday 14 March 2023.

  • April 2023

    Consultation closes 5pm on Thursday 6 April 2023.

  • April 2023

    Review submissions and provide a report to Council.

  • July 2023

    Report to Council meeting

    Monday 24 July at 6.30pm

    Link to business papers


  • August 2023

    Referred to the NSW Geographical Names Board for confirmation and gazettal.

  • August 2023

    On August 21 Council received confirmation of gazettal.

Community Engagement

The consultation was held from Tuesday 14 March 2023 to Thursday 6 April 2023. There was a high level of participation from the local community and 255 contributions.

The most popular option was Lizzie Lane, followed by Orphan Lane and Cleburne Lane.

There were other suggestions from community members including a name starting with B; or Sunny Lane.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey.