In July 1960, Windsor Municipal Council published a notice of proposal to confirm the existing names of some roads and streets, confer official names on those previously unnamed or alter the names of those previously named. The advertised changes were confirmed by council in August 1960.
The road (known as McKeevers Road) running generally north easterly from the road known as Commercial Road between Portions 136 and 141, Parish Pitt Town [County of Cumberland], to Boundary Road - proposed name Menin Road. A period of one month from the date of publication of this notice is allowed during which any person may lodge with the Council written objection to the proposed names (or the alteration of the names). Any such objection should set out fully the reasons for the objections. Authorised by resolution of the council on 7th June, 1960. Council Chambers, Windsor, 15/7/1960 F. J. MASON Town Clerk
Often no explanation was published for changes of name nor the selection of particular names for unnamed roads but the roads were often named after local landowners, events or early European settlers. Further details may be found in the minutes of Windsor Council meetings of the period. In the case of Menin Road, an explanation appeared in the local newspaper the following year.
Menin Road, Oakville, will retain its name despite a request that it be re-named McKeevers Road. This was a recommendation to the last Windsor Council meeting y its Development Commitee. The change of names request was made by Mr Cassidy. In the development committee’s report it was pointed out that, the name “Menin Road” was given at the request of the Vineyard Progress Association to commemorate the Battle of Menin in the First World War. The name “McKeever’s Road” although widely used locally had never officially been given to the road. The council adopted the committee’s recommendation that the name be unchanged.
Windsor Municipal Council amalgamated with Colo Shire Council to form Hawkesbury Shire Council in January 1981 and was proclaimed Hawkesbury City Council in July 1989.
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