This Ballarat East road could soon finally have a name

WELL-respected community member Barry Cosson could be honoured alongside Eureka uprising judge Sir Redmond Barry in an historic road in Ballarat East.

City of Ballarat councillors will vote on Wednesday night whether to adopt the name “Barry’s Lane” for the unnamed road near Fussell Street.

The late Barry Cosson owned property along the lane for more than 35 years. 

Victorian naming rules, however, do not allow for a possessive noun to name roads.

So, if adopted, lane signage will read Barrys Lane.