THE City of Subiaco has named seven laneways in recognition of people or families who have made significant contributions to Subiaco.
The names have been approved by the Geographic Names Committee (GNC) within Landgate, which will feature on decorative nameplates above each of the laneways from next month.
The names were recommended by the city’s heritage services staff, who worked with volunteers from the community to carry out research and ensure the names met the GNC criteria.
Mayor Heather Henderson said that naming the laneways reinforced their place in the community and serves as poignant reminder of the city’s beginnings.
She said there was a fascinating story behind each of the names, including Hiddlestone, which encompasses four generations of Subiaco business operators.
“I believe it is important to acknowledge those who put down the foundations of the community we enjoy today,” she said.
“The laneways are and will continue to be and integral part of the city, just as those they are named after were.
“As well as ensuring their place in Subiaco’s present and future, the names are a fitting way to acknowledge the past.”
The new laneways will be known as Burley Lane, Hiddlestone Lane, Kannis Lane, Kenworthy Lane, Sagar Lane, Walmsley and Xanthis Lane.