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ACT Place names
ACT Environment and Planning Directorate - Planning
The ACT Environment and Planning Directorate - Planning is responsible for the naming of public places in the ACT (nomenclature). Public places include districts, divisions (suburbs), streets, parks and geographical features. This part of the ACT Environment and Planning Directorate web site includes general information on Canberra's place names, names Acts, naming policies, origins of district and suburb names and the Place Names Committee.