Donley Lane

Published: Monday, 25 March 2019 at 9:37:24 AM

The City of Vincent is proposing to name the laneway located between Norham Street and Little Walcott Street in North Perth.

The laneway does not currently have a proper name. In historical maps of North Perth from the early 1990s, the laneway is listed as 'No. 1 Street'. The name 'No. 1 Street' does not comply with Landgate's Policies and Standards for geographical naming in Western Australia, so the laneway does not have an acceptable name.

Some of the lots on Blake and Mabel Streets are being subdivided and properties are being constructed which are solely accessible from this laneway. These properties need to have an address so we are proposing to name the laneway.

Donley Lane is proposed as an appropriate name as it has historical significance to the local area and it satisfies Landgate's standards for naming. Donley was the name of a family owned and run grocery store on the corner of Mabel and Norham Streets from 1922 to 1965. The name references a long standing family-run business and an institution of the early and mid 1990s - the corner grocery store.

The full history of the Donley family and the name's assessment against Landgate's criteria can be found in the road naming application form below.

Donley Lane - road naming application form

Share your thoughts

If you have any thoughts or comments about our proposal to name the unnamed laneway Donley Lane, you can share your thoughts via Imagine Vincent.

The feedback form is also available at the City's Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Vincent Street, or the form can be emailed upon request. Submissions close 5pm, Monday 29 April 2019.

For more information, please contact the City's Manager Governance, Property and Contracts on 9273 6000 or email

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