In early 2022 Council invited the community to provide feedback on a proposal to name the unnamed service laneway that curves behind the Lomond Centre, Winston Hills.

On Monday 23 May 2022, Council endorsed the community's first preference - Siegfried Lane. To learn about the outcome of the community engagement, see below.

The laneway is primarily used for deliveries to the businesses operating within the retail strip, and runs perpendicular with Lomond Crescent to the east, intersecting with Glasgow Street to the south.

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

The NSW Geographical Names Board encourages place names that reflect the heritage, culture and identity of a site, and make it distinctive and memorable for residents and the wider community.

Council undertakes research to identify significant stories and histories to propose names that meet this and other important criteria. For example, the name must not be repeated within a 10 kilometre radius.

With preliminary approval from the NSW Geographical Names Board, Council then presents the options to the wider community.

Pre-approved names

The proposed names reference families with a historical connection to premises adjacent to the laneway, as well as the established neighbouring streets which have Scottish place names.

Mr. Fischer was a well-known and much-loved community member and was also active as a volunteer.

For 40 years he resided at 4 Glasgow Street, Winston Hills - the unnamed "service lane" runs alongside the residence in which he lived.

Mr. Fisher was a Justice of the Peace for the majority of his working life; and President for over 10 years of a Senior Citizens' group which met at the Parramatta Town Hall rooms.

He joined the Australian Army Reserves and was a volunteer worker for the AMES Adult Migrant Education Program helping to teach local families.

Mr. Fischer worked on the Community Aid Panel which assisted Police to review and sentence first time criminal offenders to undertake community service work; and he was a Neighbourhood Community Watch Member in Winston Hills.

The NSW Geographical Names Board has pre-approved Siegfried Lane as meeting the criteria for this naming proposal.

Community engagement

In early 2022, Council invited feedback on proposed names for the unnamed service laneway in Winston Hills. Submissions closed at 5pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback!

  • 1295 people visited the project page
  • 89 people provided feedback

The preferred option was Siegfried Lane (69%), followed by Ben Lane (19%) and Wynd Lane (12%).

Next steps

The preferred name will be put forward to the NSW Geographical Names Board for gazettal. Please follow this page to stay updated.

Frequently asked questions

The proposed names were prepared in accordance with Council's Road Naming Policy (no. 283) and the NSW Address Policy and User Manual (May 2021) developed by NSW Geographical Names Board (GNB).

The NSW Geographical Names Board policy ensures that road, street, lane and open space names are broadly acceptable to the community and meet current norms and standards.

The NSW Geographical Names Board encourages place names that reflect the heritage, cultures and identity of a site which makes the place distinctive and memorable for residents and the wider community. As per the NSW Geographical Names Board process, research has been undertaken to identify significant stories and histories of the area.

Please view the main section of this page for a better understanding of the context behind the names that have been proposed.

As per the NSW Geographical Names Board's NSW Address Policy and User Manual (May 2021), Council has undertaken preliminary consultation.

The proposed names have been given preliminary suitability by the NSW Geographical Names Board, with Council now undertaking broader community consultation to seek feedback.

The NSW Geographical Names Board has a number of criteria and rules in place, which make it difficult for some name submissions to be effective. For example, name suggestions must be as site specific and contextually accurate as possible, not have duplicates within a 10km radius and must also meet emergency services, postal and navigation requirements.

The Geographical Names Board of NSW ‘NSW Address Policy and User Manual’ (May 2021) outlines the guidelines for naming roads. The guidelines can be accessed at In summary, proposed names should be:

  • Road names shall not be offensive, racist, derogatory or demeaning (refer to NSW Anti-Discrimination legislation).
  • Road names shall not be misspelt. In particular, the spelling of personal names shall be able to be validated by reference to primary sources.
  • Commercial and business names shall not be used, particularly where the name can be construed to be promoting the business. However, business names no longer in use and which promote the heritage of an area are acceptable.
  • Road types shall not be used in the formation of a road name, for example Promenade Road, Court Street etc. even if the road type is also a surname.
  • Only one name shall be used for commemorative naming e.g. a given name or surname.

Council will review the community feedback and confirm the final selection before submitting to the NSW Geographical Names Board for consideration and endorsement.

The names selected will first need to be endorsed by Council before being sent to the GNB for approval and gazettal. After a name has been gazetted, it will be placed on relevant signs and be made available on official maps.


If you need assistance providing feedback, or you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact Council's Community Engagement Team via 1300 617 058 or

If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know you want to speak to City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language and they will connect you.


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