Proposed Feature Naming - Dorothy Houghton Walk

Mornington Peninsula Shire has received a request to name a Sorrento coastal pathway after Mrs Dorothy Houghton.

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria 2016, Council has commenced the statutory process to advertise the proposal to name the Eastern Sister coastal pathway in commemoration of Mrs Houghton.

Council resolved at its Council Meeting on Tuesday 10 October that the proposal to name the coastal pathway ‘Dorothy Houghton Walk’, be placed on public exhibition for 30 days.

The Shire has recently completed the 270-metre pathway which will provide coastal access between Camerons Bight Beach and Sullivan Bay and is due for completion within the coming weeks.

In 1980, as Flinders Shire President, Mrs Houghton was instrumental in the state government’s purchase of land along the Sorrento foreshore including Sullivan Bay, the Eastern and Western Sisters and part of Camerons Bight.

The proposed pathway naming is supported by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), the Bunurong Land Council and the Houghton family.


Submissions close 5:00pm Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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