After receiving a letter from the applicant seeking to withdraw their request to rename Rose Street, Mile End to Hellenic Avenue, Council passed a resolution at its 19 January 2021 meeting to not proceed any further with the consultation process or the proposal to consider renaming the street.
The initial request to rename Rose Street, Mile End was submitted by the Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of St George Thebarton and Western Suburbs SA Inc. (St George Thebarton) to acknowledge the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence. The matter was discussed by Council at its 8 December 2020 meeting and commencement of consultation to explore public sentiment was approved.
However, it has become apparent to St George Thebarton through the course of the consultation that their proposal has not been well received by many residents within this area. Accordingly, they wrote to Council on 11 January seeking to withdraw their request for the name change.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their involvement and invaluable feedback throughout the consultation process.