A new suburb has been born, Gables is located between Box Hill and Maraylya. The name was gazetted on July 17.

The name originally put forward to the Geographical Names Board in March last year was The Gables.

Council’s consultation revealed a community desire for ‘The Gables’, present day naming principles do not allow place names which begin with ‘The’.

Chair of the Geographical Names Board Narelle Underwood said that clear, consistent and unambiguous addresses are important for service delivery and public safety.

“An important element of determining new suburb boundaries is giving residents the opportunity to have a say,” Mrs Underwood said.

“It is important that place names reflect the character and history of the local area and community.

Gables’ recognises the history of the area by linking the suburb name to the dairy farm that existed on that land.

The original dairy farm of 1,100 acres, which forms the majority of the proposed new suburb, was once divided into two because of its size – one farm named ‘Red Gables’ and the other named ‘Blue Gables.

‘The Gables’ is also the name of the master planned development that covers a large extent of the proposed new suburb.

Following this month’s gazettal, the Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne said: “I’d like to thank residents in Box Hill and the surrounding areas for their patience and their input during the consultation process.

“Together we’ve achieved a positive outcome, with a new suburb to accommodate the continued growth of the Shire’s population while also connecting our past and our present through the name ‘Gables’’.

Council has notified many organisations to update ‘Supply Addresses’, however, these organisations cannot update mailing or billing addresses unless notified by the resident.

It is recommended that businesses and residents update their mailing and billing details with respective organisations, including educational institutions, their employer, energy services, financial services, legal representative, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and anyone else they regularly receive correspondence from.

Property owners affected by these changes will receive a letter from Council with a checklist and a guide about who to notify of these changes.

FROM BOX HILL TO GABLES Parcels delivered by Australia Post will be redirected to the correct new address for a period of four months.

When ordering products and services, Council advises residents or business owners to include a statement that their suburb has recently changed in the ‘Additional Delivery Information’ area. This will ensure the company is aware of the suburb change and will assist with the delivery of the product to the correct address.

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