Bridge naming competition

Forty bridges will be named under our bridge naming competition. Bridge names are important for community safety as they help emergency services pinpoint locations more easily.

Five bridges in the City of Wyndham are currently being named through the competition. The bridges are at:

  • Ballan Road
  • Derrimut Road
  • Leakes Road
  • Davis Road
  • Dohertys Road

We previously asked the public to nominate names for these bridges in line with criteria set out by the Office of Geographic Names.

Ballan Road and Derrimut Road (voting closed)
In late 2021, people were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite name for the bridges at Ballan Road and Derrimut Road. Voting has now closed.

Leakes Road (objections still open)
There was only one eligible nomination for the bridge at Leakes Road. The nomination is Baden Powell Bridge and this name will be officially registered unless there are objections. 

You can register your objection to this name if you wish by emailing and clearly stating the reason for your objection.

Davis Road and Dohertys Road (nominations still open)
There is still the opportunity to nominate names for the bridges at Davis Road and Dohertys Road, which received no eligible names through the original public nomination process. We encourage you to read the guidelines below before submitting nominations.

Find out more
Watch our video and read about the stories behind the names that were nominated for the bridges at Ballan Road, Derrimut Road and Leakes Road.

Location of bridges 
Please see this map  for the location of the bridges.

Note: the nomination information below only relates to Davis Road and Dohertys Road.