Jordan Springs name change
- Written by Philippa Borland Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
The formal suburb name change for the Central Precinct of the St Marys Release Area changed from Llandilo to Jordan Springs on 22 November 2019.
What do I need to do?
The most important thing to do if you are in the expansion area is to make sure that everyone with whom you are in contact is aware of the change. Emergency Services have been formally notified. Just like when you move house, you have to make sure all those you do business with know your new address.
What area changed?
The Central Precinct was previously located in the rural suburb of Llandilo, a historic arrangement that existed prior to the development of the release area.
The boundaries of Jordan Springs extended to incorporate the area known as ‘Central Precinct’ of the St Marys release area, the surrounding areas of open space and Wianamatta Regional Park.
Has my postcode changed?
Only the name of the suburb you live in has changed. The postcode (2747) stays the same, As do the street names and suburb layout.
Why were the changes implemented?
The development of the Central Precinct is underway but new suburb arrangements were not settled prior to development commencing. The current arrangement, with no road connecting Llandilo to the Central Precinct, is causing confusion for residents, visitors and the emergency and postal services. It is also affecting property valuations and insurance arrangements. These issues triggered the need to consider new suburb naming arrangements.
Who is the authority for Suburb Names and Boundaries?
Under the Geographical Names Act 1966, the Geographical Names Board (GNB) is responsible for assigning suburb names, determining their extent and publishing their details in the NSW Government Gazette.
The role of Local Government in suburb naming and boundary changes is to communicate proposals with residents, request submissions and comments, review submissions and provide information for Council elected representatives to make an informed decision. Resolutions of Council are then provided to the Geographical Names Board for them to make a final decision on proposals.
Who do I need to notify of my new address?
Many authorities will update your Property or Supply Address after Council has notified them; however, they need to be contacted by you to update your Mailing or Billing Address. It is recommended you use the following checklist as a guide to update your address: -
- Education – School, TAFE, University, Tertiary Institutions
- Energy Services
- Family & friends
- Financial Services – Banks, Credit Unions, Accountant
- Health Services – Doctor, Dentist, Physiotherapist, Optometrist, etc
- Insurance Services
- Internet Services
- Legal Representatives – Lawyers, Solicitors, etc
- Loyalty Programs & Store Cards
- Mail order Catalogues, Newspaper & Magazines
- Mobile Phone Services
- MyGov – Taxation Office, Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support, Seniors
- Pay TV Services
- Real Estate Agent – advise tenants, etc
- Roads and Maritime Services NSW – Licence and vehicle registration
- Superannuation Services
- Toll Tags – e-toll, e-tag, etc
- Veterinary Services
- Water and Sewage Services
Which Authorities have GNB and Council notifed?
Penrith City Council and the GNB have notified authorities of your suburb change, including: -
- AGL Sydney
- Australia Electoral Office
- Australia Post
- Endeavour Energy
- Mapping Databases (e.g google)
- NSW Ambulance
- NSW Fire Brigade
- NSW Police
- NSW Rural Fire Services
- NSW Volunteer Rescue
- Origin Energy
- Spatial services
- Sydney Water
- Tom Tom
- Valuer General
When does the title get updated for my property?
As a title is only accurate at the time it is registered, any suburb or address changes that occur after being issued will not be updated on the title.
Will the change affect my property value?
Updates to Google Maps and Apple Maps
Penrith City Council is aware that many customers use online map services such as Google Maps or Apple Maps and ongoing efforts to locate a direct contact for these large international companies has unfortunately not been successful.
Council is working to notify google and spatial services to update the suburb name change.
Ordering and delivery of parcels
When ordering products and services, it is recommended to include a statement that your suburb has recently changed in the additional information area that is often provided online. This will ensure the company is aware of the suburb change & assist with the delivery of the product to the correct address.
To assist with changing over to your new suburb, Australia Post has agreed to recognise both your old suburb and new suburb for approximately 6 months until 22 May 2020.
During this 6-month period, Australia Post will deliver your mail if it is addressed to your old suburb, however, you need to commence updating your addresses with all of your contacts as soon as possible.
Updates to Suburb & Street Signage
Council is working with the developer to update street signs to reflect the suburb name change.