At its Ordinary Meeting on 23 June 2020, Council resolved to exhibit the request to name the newly constructed bridge on Eurimbla Road, Cumnock as "Montgomery Bridge" for a period of no less than 28 days. This is in accordance with the Geographical Names Board of NSW Policy on Place Naming.
Council has received requests from Cumnock community members to name the newly constructed bridge on Eurimbla Road Cumnock as “Montgomery Bridge” honoring Tom Montgomery’s involvement in constructing many bridges and culverts within the shire of Cabonne during his long term employment with the Council. This newly constructed bridge is about 1.1km from Obley Street Cumnock on Eurimbla Road.
Tom Montgomery started employment with Molong Council in the early 1950s as Bridge Ganger and then continued with Cabonne Council. Mr Montgomery built and maintained many bridges and culverts within the shire during his long-term employment with the Council. Mr Montgomery died on the day he retired from Cabonne Council in 1981.
After checking with the Geographical Names Board, the proposed name “Montgomery Bridge” is available.
Public comments and submissions are invited on the proposal until 5pm on Friday 7 August 2020
Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 17 Molong NSW 2866 or can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org