Road Naming Proposal - Goble Way


Maroondah City Council is proposing to name the right of way adjacent to 87 Lincoln Road and 120 Mount View Parade Croydon.

The naming of this road is required to provide for a clearer and more precise street address for the properties who have direct access off the right of way.

Council is taking part in the ANZAC Commemorative Naming Project as established by Geographic Names Victoria and is proposing to name the road as 'Goble Way', in honour of Stanley James Goble, a war veteran from the Maroondah municipality who had ties to the suburb of Croydon.

Council must comply with the 'Naming Rules for Places Victoria - a statutory requirement for naming roads, features, and localities - 2016' when naming roads and hereby gives notice of the road name proposal and the opportunity for submissions to be received.

All submissions must be received by 7 August 2019, within 30 days of this notice and should be addressed to:

Dale Muir
Manager Revenue, Property, and Customer Service
PO Box 156, Ringwood, 3134         

Alternatively your submission can be emailed to:

Further information regarding the proposal may be obtained from Council's Property Advisor on 1300 882 233.

About Stanley James Goble

Stanley Goble was born on 21 August 1891 in Croydon and was the son of the Croydon station master, George Albert William Goble.

When World War 1 broke out, he tried to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force but was rejected twice on minor medical grounds. He went to England and enrolled as a trainee airman on 3 July 1915.

He gained his wings and was commissioned as a sublieutenant in the Royal Navy and posted to Dover Air Station where he became a test pilot and flew antisubmarine patrols over the English Channel. He was then transferred to the Royal Naval Air Service base at Dunkirk from where he flew the single seater Sopwith Pup and shot down a German L.V.G two-seater plane in September 1916.

On 1 October he was promoted to flight lieutenant and later awarded the Croix de Guerre and won the Distinguished Service Cross for attacking two enemy aircraft near Ghistelles, France.

On 17 February 1917 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for 'conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking hostile aircraft on numerous occasions.'

He was appointed in 1917 and O.B.E in 1918. The experience of war had proved Goble to be a gallant and distinguished leader.

On his return to Australia after the war, he was asked to advise on the formation of the Australian Air Force which came into being on the 31 March 1921. He was then appointed to the Australian Air Force where he became a member of the Air Board and director of personnel training. In April 1946 he retired from the Royal Australian Air Force.