Gum name chewed over

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Como -

A RIGHT-OFWAY in Como could be named Gum Lane if en­dorsed by the City of South Perth coun­cil tonight.

Bounded by Man­ning Road and Edge­combe, Wooltana and Cly­des­dale streets, the right-of-way name orig­i­nally came to coun­cil last month with the name Gum Lane but was re­jected by coun­cil in favour of the name Flan­nel.

It also en­dorsed that all prop­er­ties of the right-of-way be in­vited to com­ment on the name.

The rea­son was that Gum was too generic and Flan­nel refers to a dis­tinc­tive flower which grew in the area. Af­ter con­sul­ta­tion, it was rec­om­mended coun­cil en­dorsed the name Gum.

Res­i­dent Robin Orton re­quested the right-of-way be named as it was hard to find and ex­plain to peo­ple. He said he pre­ferred Gum Lane and nam­ing the lane Flan­nel would go against the Ge­o­graphic Names Com­mit­tee pol­icy pref­er­ence of names shorter than six letters.

The soon to be re­named lane.

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