Naming the Beavers Road Bridge

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In partnership with Moreland Council, Darebin Council has constructed a bridge that suspends over the Merri Creek and connects Beavers Road, Northcote to Kingfisher Gardens, Brunswick East.

We are now seeking your feedback to name the bridge.

What’s happened so far?

Local residents and community groups lobbied both Darebin and Moreland Councils for a safer, more accessible crossing point over the Merri Creek for the community.

The bridge was completed and opened to the public on 16 September 2020.

Council consulted with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation (Wurundjeri Council) in August 2020, who provided four names to be considered for the new bridge. These names were then shortlisted by the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee (DAAC) and on 28 June 2021, Council approved two names to be voted on by the public. These names are:

  • Bindjirru Parren (means Two Way in Woi Wurrung Language)
  • Warrk-warrk (means Nimble in Woi Wurrung Language)

What’s happening now?

We are now seeking your feedback to name the Beavers Road bridge. Please cast your vote for your preferred name for the bridge by 2 August 2021.

How to Vote

If you are a Darebin or Moreland resident, you can vote online using our online form. You must include your name, address and contact details for the vote to be valid.

If you wish to object to the names you must explain why you do not support the names.

Voting closes on 2 August 2021.

If you would like a hard copy voting form, please call 8470 8508.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the vote, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

What’s happening next?

Once we receive the votes, Council will be presented with the results. If Council endorse the preferred name, an application will be provided to Geographic Names Victoria.


Project Background

We’ve built the Beavers Road Bridge to increase connectivity over the Merri Creek from Darebin City Council to Moreland City Council and ensure a safe and accessible crossing point.

The construction of the Bridge was initiated after a petition was received by both the Moreland and Darebin City Councils from local residents and community groups asking for a safe and accessible crossing point over the Merri Creek.

In 2016, a feasibility study was conducted into the provision of a bridge across the Merri Creek in the vicinity of Beavers Road, Northcote. The study determined a new bridge was the preferred option.

In Feb 2019, Council awarded the contract for $2.9M and work began on the construction of the new bridge in March 2019. The bridge reached practical completion and was opened to the public on 16 September 2020.

A request was received to name the bridge once it was built. In August 2020, Council approached and submitted an application form to Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, requesting them to provide possible names for the bridge. Four names were selected as options by Wurundjeri – these were:

  1. Connection – meaning – Berrbang
  2. Two Way – meaning – Bindjirru Parren
  3. Nimble – meaning – Warrk-warrk
  4. One Spirit – meaning – Ganbu Murrup

Following the names being provided, Council invited the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee (DAAC) to shortlist the names to their top two preferences. The most popular top two choices nominated by DAAC members have been selected for wider community consultation. The top preferences are:

Two Way – meaning – Bindjirru Parren and Nimble – meaning – Warrk-warrk

In partnership with Moreland Council, Darebin Council has constructed a bridge that suspends over the Merri Creek and connects Beavers Road, Northcote to Kingfisher Gardens, Brunswick East.

We are now seeking your feedback to name the bridge.

What’s happened so far?

Local residents and community groups lobbied both Darebin and Moreland Councils for a safer, more accessible crossing point over the Merri Creek for the community.

The bridge was completed and opened to the public on 16 September 2020.

Council consulted with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation (Wurundjeri Council) in August 2020, who provided four names to be considered for the new bridge. These names were then shortlisted by the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee (DAAC) and on 28 June 2021, Council approved two names to be voted on by the public. These names are:

  • Bindjirru Parren (means Two Way in Woi Wurrung Language)
  • Warrk-warrk (means Nimble in Woi Wurrung Language)

What’s happening now?

We are now seeking your feedback to name the Beavers Road bridge. Please cast your vote for your preferred name for the bridge by 2 August 2021.

How to Vote

If you are a Darebin or Moreland resident, you can vote online using our online form. You must include your name, address and contact details for the vote to be valid.

If you wish to object to the names you must explain why you do not support the names.

Voting closes on 2 August 2021.

If you would like a hard copy voting form, please call 8470 8508.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the vote, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

What’s happening next?

Once we receive the votes, Council will be presented with the results. If Council endorse the preferred name, an application will be provided to Geographic Names Victoria.


Project Background

We’ve built the Beavers Road Bridge to increase connectivity over the Merri Creek from Darebin City Council to Moreland City Council and ensure a safe and accessible crossing point.

The construction of the Bridge was initiated after a petition was received by both the Moreland and Darebin City Councils from local residents and community groups asking for a safe and accessible crossing point over the Merri Creek.

In 2016, a feasibility study was conducted into the provision of a bridge across the Merri Creek in the vicinity of Beavers Road, Northcote. The study determined a new bridge was the preferred option.

In Feb 2019, Council awarded the contract for $2.9M and work began on the construction of the new bridge in March 2019. The bridge reached practical completion and was opened to the public on 16 September 2020.

A request was received to name the bridge once it was built. In August 2020, Council approached and submitted an application form to Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, requesting them to provide possible names for the bridge. Four names were selected as options by Wurundjeri – these were:

  1. Connection – meaning – Berrbang
  2. Two Way – meaning – Bindjirru Parren
  3. Nimble – meaning – Warrk-warrk
  4. One Spirit – meaning – Ganbu Murrup

Following the names being provided, Council invited the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee (DAAC) to shortlist the names to their top two preferences. The most popular top two choices nominated by DAAC members have been selected for wider community consultation. The top preferences are:

Two Way – meaning – Bindjirru Parren and Nimble – meaning – Warrk-warrk

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