South Jerrabomberra Street Names

7 July 2020

Village is delighted to announce the street names at South Jerrabomberra community have been confirmed. Residents will enter South Jerrabomberra along the beautifully tree-lined Environa Drive. From there the roads and laneways have been assigned names representing prominent Australian native flora, much of which is found in the local region.

South Jerrabomberra is set amongst vast open spaces, featuring beautiful vistas and landscaped parklands. Residents will enjoy with stunning views to rolling hills and beyond. It makes sense that the street names reflect this natural surrounding.

So what is your new address? View our updated MasterPlan here.

Here’s an explanation about some of the names:

SPEARGRASS ROAD

  • Scientific name: Austrostipa nulla nulla
  • Speargrass is a dense, yearlong plant that can reach up to 80cm tall.
  • This grass-like plant flowers between the months Spring to Autumn (usually due to the heavy amount of rain).

MAIDENHAIR ROAD

  • Scientific name: Adiantum
  • Fun and interesting fact about Maidenhair: The name “maidenhair” comes from the fact that the fern can produce a specific type of oil that can be used in shampoo.
  • Maidenhair is a member of the fern family.
  • Although this plant may look delicate, it’s quite durable and thrives best in cooler climates.
  • Maidenhair can also be used as an indoor plant!

OXALIS CRESCENT

  • Scientific name: Genus Oxalis
  • There are over 800 species of Oxalis.
  • This is a great plant that can “fill in those gaps” in the garden.
  • Oxalis produces a beautiful flowers annually, and is known for its clusters of green leaves (almost clover-like).

COTULA STREET

  • Scientific name: Cotula Australis
  • A flower that can make you feel happy. Cotula is a member of the daisy family.
  • Cotula is known as the “water button” plant and can flower between the months of Winter and Spring.
  • Cotula flowers annually and can grow up to 50cm high.
  • Fun fact: In Peru, the yellow flowers are used to add flavor to dishes.

PRATIA STREET

  • Scientific name: Pratia
  • Pratia can be found in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Pratia is a plant that produces bluish-purple flowers and are great to put between open spaces in gardens or between footpaths, tiles or pathways.
  • Flourishes during the months of Spring and Summer but does prefer shade over harsh sun.

The South Jerrabomberra road names meet the naming conventions proposed by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and the Geographical Names Board NSW. You can read more about this process here: https://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/place_naming