The majority of respondents to a Murray Valley Standard reader poll are against proposed public road names for The Bend Motorsport Park, but only by a small margin.
Developers, the Peregrine Corporation, submitted Bethlehem Way, Jerusalem Drive and Beersheba Way as their chosen names, in a way to acknowledge their heritage.
Religious connotations and World War I connections were respondents’ biggest issues.
The poll asking ‘what do you think of the proposed street names?’ was posted on July 10.
Three hundred and forty-five votes were received in the poll:
- 165 or 47.83pc responded ‘I don't like them due to their connotations’
- 123 or 35.65pc responded ‘I don't mind, but motor sport related names would have been better’
- 35 or 10.14pc responded ‘Nothing wrong with them’
- 22 or 6.38pc responded ‘It doesn't matter’