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Powderworks Road

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:53 pm

I always thought it was called Powderworks Road ever since I lived there in 1950.
Bu this photo shows it otherwise Even this Governmnt document can not make up its mind as it generally refers to it as Powderworks Road but on at least one occasion Powder Works Road. https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/ ... ssment.pdf
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby marcnut1996 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:06 pm

Technically, that document is a traffic assessment report written by AECOM for NSW Planning, so any misspellings/spelling variations in the report are by AECOM and not by the government. The government (or the planning department) is only in charge of reading and approving it, and not the one writing it.
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby mandonov » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:49 pm

Well to confuse things more, Google Maps says 'Powderworks' while Apple Maps says 'Powder Works'.

Also the NSW SIX Maps says 'Powderworks', so I'd say the sign is wrong.
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:57 pm

Based on the sign Transport Info uses Powder Works Road in their timetables.

But Pittwater Council refers to Powderworks Road in their website.
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby lunchbox » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:51 pm

If precedence is relevant, my 1938 Gregory's calls it Powder Works, but I reckon Pedant Way is a dead end....
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby marcnut1996 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:01 pm

Here's a slightly older 1934 Gregory's: https://www.voommaps.com/maps/gregorys_1934/81-82.html
It also says Powder Works Road
(Link to the full 1934 street directory: https://voommaps.com/historical-maps/1934-gregorys-sydney-street-directory/)
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:09 pm

Transport for NSW has raised it with the Geographical Naming Board (or whatever the body with responsibility for names in this state). Apparently they are at a loss too. They are going to look into it.
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby boronia » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:22 pm

There was previously similar confusion with Five Dock and Fivedock, IIRC.

And all those possessive suburbs that have lost their apostrophes.
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Re: Powderworks Road

Postby Swift » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:08 pm

I always wondered why it had that name and where it takes you.
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