Ordinary Council Meeting




19 April 2022





Council Meeting                                                                                               19 April 2022



6                General Reports. 3

6.1            Northern Distributor Road Naming to Glenn Taylor Way. 3


Council Meeting                                                                                               19 April 2022

6       General Reports

6.1     Northern Distributor Road Naming to Glenn Taylor Way

RECORD NUMBER:       2022/465

AUTHOR:                       Jason Theakstone, Manager Engineering Services    



At the Council Meeting of 19 April 2022 Council resolved:

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This item is therefore now part of Council’s Open Business Paper for consideration.


There have been recent requests within Council to rename the NDR, Glenn Taylor Way. This report serves to start the renaming process. Noting that the Geographic Names Board will only take an application 12 months after Glenn’s passing.

Link To Delivery/OPerational Plan

The recommendation in this report relates to the Delivery/Operational Plan strategy “9.1 Preserve - Construct and maintain a road network meets the community’s transport and infrastructure needs”.

Financial Implications

$5,000 - $10,000 to be funded from the sign budget.

Policy and Governance Implications




That Council resolves to:

1        Gain consent from the daughters of the late Glenn Taylor to the renaming of the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) to Glenn Taylor Way; and

2        Seek comment for a 28 day period to rename the NDR to Glenn Taylor Way as per Clause 7 of the Road Regulations 2018.


further considerations

Consideration has been given to the recommendation’s impact on Council’s service delivery; image and reputation; political; environmental; health and safety; employees; stakeholders and project management; and no further implications or risks have been identified.


There have been recent requests within Council to rename the NDR, Glenn Taylor Way.

Glenn Taylor was born and raised in Orange and went to De La Salle College, graduating in 1976. He was a Councillor for 26 years and Deputy Mayor seven times. He was heavily involved in lobbying for the North Orange Bypass that secured the first $6.5 million NSW grant that kicked off the project. Glenn Taylor sadly passed in late January 2022.

Clause 7 of the NSW Road Regulations 2018, enable Councils to propose a renaming of a road to the Geographical Names Board. The process in short is to seek comment from public via Councils website and seek comment from relevant parties (Australia Post, NSW Police, etc).

As set out in the Geographical Names Act 1966, the Geographical Names Board are empowered to assign names to places. Of the numerous requirements for naming a commemorative road are:


1.   “Local Government shall make every effort to gain consent from family members of the person who is being commemorated. Supporting evidence that shows attempts by a Local Government to consult with family members should be provided during the lodgement of the proposal, but it is acknowledged that some names may be from an era for which this is not possible.

2.   It is a requirement that a person is to have been deceased for at least 12 months before an application to commemoratively name a road after them is deemed acceptable. “


Council would be aware that the NDR’s ownership is about to be handed to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW). TfNSW have no objection to the renaming of the NDR to Glenn Taylor Way.

It is recommended that Council seek consent from the late Glenn Taylor’s daughters to rename the NDR to Glenn Taylor Way prior to consultation as per Clause 7 of the Road Regulations 2018.