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Public Notice: Geographic Naming Proposal -  Reserve,  43-67 National Drive, Dandenong South (currently known as National Reserve)

Public Notice: Geographic Naming Proposal - Reserve, 43-67 National Drive, Dandenong South (currently known as National Reserve)

09 July 2018

At its Council meeting of 12 June 2018, Greater Dandenong City Council endorsed a new place name for the reserve currently located at 43-67 National Drive, Dandenong South (currently known as National Reserve). Council is proposing to name the reserve ‘Frank Pellicano Reserve’ after well-known property developer Frank Pellicano. Frank (deceased) had a long history with Greater Dandenong and in the late 1990’s purchased over 160 hectares of swampland and cow paddocks in Dandenong South on an instinct that Dandenong would become a pivotal area for industry due to its location and accessibility. Within this land, two prime business estates were established which now provide approximately 2000 jobs within Greater Dandenong. Frank also worked with traditional owners of the land to locate and preserve any artefacts of significance during development and worked to transplant indigenous species of flora from other parts of the estates into the conservation area we now know as National Reserve. Frank Pellicano was a well-respected person and businessman throughout Dandenong. In the area in which he was most active, he has left the legacy of how business development and a respect for nature and the environment can work together for future generations to both enjoy and benefit from economically.

A locality plan of the subject reserve is as follows:


In conjunction with Council’s resolution of 12 June 2018 and the Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016, members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed new name. Any submissions should be marked to the attention of the Manager Governance and submitted through one of the following methods:


Mail: Greater Dandenong City Council
PO Box 200
Dandenong Vic 3175

In person: at Council’s customer service centres in Dandenong, Springvale or Parkmore Shopping Centre

All submissions must be received by Council by close of business on Wednesday 8 August 2018. If no objections to the new name are received, Council will submit an application seeking adoption of the Council-endorsed name of the reserve (Frank Pellicano Reserve) to the Office of Geographic Names.

Note: If you would like a copy of the locality map for the subject reserve, please contact Lisa Roberts on telephone 8571 5216. Minutes of the 12 June 2018 Council Meeting  

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