Road Naming Proposal - Holder Way


Maroondah City Council is proposing to name the right of way adjacent to 1 19 Mount View Parade Croydon.

The naming of this road is required to provide for a clearer and more precise street addressing 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 'Holder Way', in honour of George Holder, 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 - Statutory requirements 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 you can email your submission to:

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

About George Holder

George Holder was 28 and from Fingal Tasmania when he enlisted on 14 October 1916. After training he embarked on board the SS Indarra on 26 November where he became a stretcher bearer in the medical Corps on the Western Front, Rouelles France. As a stretcher bearer his job was one of the most hazardous jobs in the battle field where he was required to carry the wounded for treatment.

At the end of the war, George Holder, through the Soldier Settlement Scheme purchased an 8-acre portion of the former Lipscombe Estate in Croydon, along the main road to Lilydale. His property had its frontage in White Horse Road and extended back some 3/4 of a kilometre to the Mullum Creek. George raised his family in Croydon where he became well known as a major orchardist in the district.