Monday, 30 August 2021

New road names approved

Two new roads are closer to having names after Council approved a recommendation last week.

A subdivision at the former TAFE site (133 Salvado Road) has created two new roads which the developer has proposed to name Mercator Terrace and Cartography Lane.

Prior to final approval by the Minister for Lands through the Geographic Names Committee, the local government must first approve any names for new roads reserves.

The new names have been based on the historical use of this land as the former TAFE site which specialised in technical drawing.

Cedar Woods purchased the site in 2018 and is currently developing Incontro Subiaco.
Cartography Lane – the art and science of creating and using maps is known as cartography. Because of their numerous benefits, much work goes into creating some of the maps used today. After World War II, when the site was established as a trade school, cartography was one of the subjects taught.

Mercator Terrace – the Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. This map projection is practical for nautical applications due to its ability to represent lines of constant course, known as rhumb lines, as straight segments that conserve the angles with the meridians. Mercator projections are commonly used in the development of modern maps and is a key element of a cartography training syllabus.
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