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Correct addressing is essential, particularly for emergency services and Australia Post. Council has been attempting to correct some old errors and resolve addressing issues where anomalies have been discovered.
Council regularly reviews urban and rural addressing throughout the region to ensure all addresses are correct as per the Australian/New Zealand Standard and meet, as far as possible, the needs of the community.
Based on the entry to the street, even numbers are placed on the right hand side of the street and odd numbers on the left hand side of the street. Generally street numbering runs north to south and east to west.
A 'no through road' is numbered from the entrance or start point with even numbers on the right and odd on the left regardless which direction the road runs.
A cul-de-sac is numbered from the entrance or start point with even numbers on the right and odd on the left until they meet at the end of the cul-de-sac. Although very small cul-de-sacs can be consecutively numbered from the entrance it is better to be consistent and number all cul-de-sacs the same way which would be with even numbers on the right and odd on the left.
Houses should be addressed with the numbering on the street their pedestrian access originates from.
Allocation of rural address numbers is carried out in a logical sequence and in accordance with set rules. The number is based on a distance from a starting point (known as the datum point, see A in diagram below), usually a road intersection, to the property entrance (see B below), with odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right.
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