Renaming of Railway Avenue, Camillo

Council resolved at its meeting on 28 February 2022 to advertise the proposal to rename and subsequently renumber the northern portion of Railway Avenue, Armadale, between Westfield Road and Lake Road, Camillo.

The City invites the public to provide comment on:

  1. The possibility of utilising one of the following names proposed to Council:
    1. Muckross: Commemorates the Muckross Tearooms which were built by Kate Wilkinson in 1927.

    2. O’Reilly: Bernand O’Reilly (1887 – 1975) purchased a house in Sixth Road, Armadale in 1938 and lived there until he was admitted into a nursing home in his late 60’s. He was in the 16th Battalion and was in the landing of Gallipoli and served later in the Western Front. He was awarded the Russian Cross of St. George and later was a member of Armadale RSL as well as St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

    3. Slavonian: The name of a vineyard started by Anton Marian in 1901 along the Bunbury Road. This was later to become the Richon Vineyard.

    4. Corfield: In addition to applying a separate name to this portion of Railway Avenue, Council could consider extending the existing adjoining road name ‘Corfield Street’ from Lake Road to Westfield Road. Existing house numbering on Corfield Street provides for future street numbers to be allocated along this extent.

    5. Redman: Robert Redman was an orchardist associated with the Wahroonga Orchard on Turner Road, purchasing Canning Location 671, a lot of 97 acres for £48 in 1913.

    6. Lionheart: In reference to Richard the Lionheart, continuing the Robin Hood theme used previously in the area.

  2. Possible suggestion of an alternative suitable road names.

    The following sources are recommended in Landgate’s Policies and Standards for Geographical Naming in Western Australia when proposing a new road name:

    • names from Aboriginal languages formerly identified with the general area
    • descriptive names appropriate to the features
    • names of pioneers who were relevant to the area
    • names of persons who died during war service
    • names associated with historical events connected with the area

    It should be noted that any name derived from an Aboriginal source must be local to the area and shall be endorsed by the recognised local community. Evidence of this endorsement must be included with the naming proposal.

    Road names submitted for approval shall not be, regardless of road type:

    • homonymous, for example similar in spelling to an existing road name
    • similar in sound to an existing road name
    • in the same locality as an existing road name
    • in an adjoining locality
    • in the same Australia Post postcode delivery area
    • less than 10km from the existing duplication in the metropolitan area

Should you require clarification then please contact Karen Colli on (08) 9394 5686 or via email at

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