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Property addressing issues being resolved

Friday 26 February 2016

Bega Valley Shire Council is working closely with Land and Property Information (LPI) and the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW to improve property and site addressing withinthe Shire.

A complete formal address is becoming increasingly important and will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery for emergency services, mail, goods and government and utility services.

LPI has been examining Council’s addressing data to improve the accuracy of addresses, capture missing addresses, identify areas of low addressing quality and maintaining address data currency.

As a result of this program, some addresses throughout the Shire will need to change. These are properties that have been identified as having:

  • incorrect numbering (numbering not in sequence or incorrect odd and even numbers);
  • duplicated addresses to another property;
  • numbering from the wrong road or street with particular attention to where the principal access is for corner properties;
  • numbered according to urban numbering principles when they should have been numbered from rural numbering principles using the Distance Based Numbering System.

Owners of property addresses that need to be changed will receive a letter from Council informing them of their new address.

It is important that property owners adhere to any changes and advise all relevant authorities such as the post office, bank, telephone companies, insurance agencies and electricity providers of the new address.

If your address is changed, your rates notice will reflect the new address, however there will be no changes made to nominated postal addresses if it differers from your property address.

Council understands that there will be some inconvenience experienced by people affected by these changes, however the safety of all residents is paramount and having accurate and unique property addressing enables a quick response for any emergency services and could potentially save lives.

For more information about this program phone Council’s property services team on 6499 2222. 

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