City of Bayswater meets name change idea with a Mean ‘no’


Mean Machines owner Neville Friedman wants Rudloc Road changed to Mean Street.
Mean Machines owner Neville Friedman wants Rudloc Road changed to Mean Street.

DIANELLA resident Neville Friedman envisages a 500m street in Morley as being the “cappuccino strip of the north”.

The owner of Mean Machines – a restaurant, shop and classic car and motorcycle showroom across two premises on Rudloc Road – unsuccessfully tried to have the road changed to Mean Street last week.

City of Bayswater Council did not support the name change as it was considered unnecessary and could adversely affect other landowners on street. The name was also not consistent with the City’s and State Government’s policies for street naming.

However, Mr Friedman said the name change would fit in with the vision of the street – a tourism hotspot and a place for residents to socialise and eat at night.

He said there was not much to do on the weekend in the area.

“Who’s Rudloc? They don’t even know who Rudloc is,” he said. “(The street) could be the cappuccino strip of the north,” he said.

Mr Friedman said the name change fitted in with the Morley Activity Centre Plan.

He said he was considering purchasing other buildings along Rudloc Road to open up other enterprises including a microbrewery, bakery, electric bicycle store and burger bar.