Help us name the new Grafton bridge

New Grafton Bridge by night

Transport for NSW (TfNSW), in partnership with Clarence Valley Council, will name the new Grafton bridge.

Naming major bridges provides a useful navigational reference for motorists and allows the community to recognise and celebrate cultural, historical and social connections in the region.

Have your say

The community is now invited to provide suggestions to name the new Grafton bridge.

You can make a submission until Wednesday 30 September using any of the following:

We will be accepting digital and paper submissions during the consultation period. Feedback forms are available from the TfNSW regional office (76 Victoria Street, Grafton) or the Clarence Valley Council Grafton office (2 Prince Street, Grafton).

Bridge naming process

TfNSW is partnering with Clarence Valley Council to name the new bridge based on criteria set by the NSW Geographical Names Board, which recommends:

  • Bridge names should be easy to pronounce, spell and write and should not exceed three words (including the term ‘bridge’) or 25 characters (an exception to this is in the use of Aboriginal names when it is accepted that a traditional name may at first appear to be complex but will, over time, become more familiar and accepted by the community)
  • Aboriginal names and names acknowledging the multicultural nature of our society, or recognising the heritage of an area - such as the names of early explorers, settlers, naturalists and events - are encouraged
  • Discriminatory or derogatory names are not acceptable.

Following the community feedback period:

  1. All bridge name suggestions received by TfNSW during the feedback period will be collated in a report and provided to Clarence Valley Council for review and consideration
  2. The councils will review the submissions against the criteria recommended by the NSW Geographical Names Board and put forward a bridge name to TfNSW
  3. TfNSW, as the bridge naming authority, will review the recommended names against the Guidelines for the determination of place names. If the recommended name meets the criteria and complies with TfNSW signage standards, the name will be approved
  4. Finally, the approved bridge name will be announced jointly by TfNSW and Clarence Valley Council.

TfNSW will approve the name/s provided that:

  • The name has wide community support
  • An Aboriginal name has the support of local Aboriginal groups
  • Consideration has been given to National and State commemorative initiatives involving the naming of new of key road infrastructure
  • The name is consistent with GNB place name criteria.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW), in partnership with Clarence Valley Council, will name the new Grafton bridge.

Naming major bridges provides a useful navigational reference for motorists and allows the community to recognise and celebrate cultural, historical and social connections in the region.

Have your say

The community is now invited to provide suggestions to name the new Grafton bridge.

You can make a submission until Wednesday 30 September using any of the following:

We will be accepting digital and paper submissions during the consultation period. Feedback forms are available from the TfNSW regional office (76 Victoria Street, Grafton) or the Clarence Valley Council Grafton office (2 Prince Street, Grafton).

Bridge naming process

TfNSW is partnering with Clarence Valley Council to name the new bridge based on criteria set by the NSW Geographical Names Board, which recommends:

  • Bridge names should be easy to pronounce, spell and write and should not exceed three words (including the term ‘bridge’) or 25 characters (an exception to this is in the use of Aboriginal names when it is accepted that a traditional name may at first appear to be complex but will, over time, become more familiar and accepted by the community)
  • Aboriginal names and names acknowledging the multicultural nature of our society, or recognising the heritage of an area - such as the names of early explorers, settlers, naturalists and events - are encouraged
  • Discriminatory or derogatory names are not acceptable.

Following the community feedback period:

  1. All bridge name suggestions received by TfNSW during the feedback period will be collated in a report and provided to Clarence Valley Council for review and consideration
  2. The councils will review the submissions against the criteria recommended by the NSW Geographical Names Board and put forward a bridge name to TfNSW
  3. TfNSW, as the bridge naming authority, will review the recommended names against the Guidelines for the determination of place names. If the recommended name meets the criteria and complies with TfNSW signage standards, the name will be approved
  4. Finally, the approved bridge name will be announced jointly by TfNSW and Clarence Valley Council.

TfNSW will approve the name/s provided that:

  • The name has wide community support
  • An Aboriginal name has the support of local Aboriginal groups
  • Consideration has been given to National and State commemorative initiatives involving the naming of new of key road infrastructure
  • The name is consistent with GNB place name criteria.