Yellow Rock to be renamed Yellow Rock Ridge

Published on 21 September 2023

The junction of Illawarra Highway and Yellow Rock Road, Tullimbar c.1895 (colourised)

Kiama Council has endorsed the proposal to rename the suburb of Yellow Rock to Yellow Rock Ridge at this week’s ordinary council meeting on 19 September.

The proposal to rename the suburb, which is located in both Kiama and Shellharbour City Council LGAs, is to remedy the duplication of the suburb name Yellow Rock with another Yellow Rock in the Blue Mountains.

Kiama and Shellharbour Councils undertook community consultation earlier this year to gauge support for the proposed name change.

The Geographical Names Board of NSW (GNB) has the statutory responsibility to determine boundaries and names for suburbs and requires Council to endorse a name that has community support.

The results of our consultation provide evidence that members of the Yellow Rock community have experienced confusion and difficulties with the name duplication and the majority support changing the name to Yellow Rock Ridge.

A report prepared by Shellharbour Council staff to Shellharbour Council recommends the same proposal and will be voted on at the Shellharbour City Council meeting on 26 September 2023.

If Shellharbour Council also approves the proposal, the next step will be to submit a report to the GNB for consideration.

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Photo: junction of Illawarra Highway and Yellow Rock Creek



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