THE memory of the two men who were killed at the Winterfield estate at Winter Valley in March 2018 will be forever enshrined with the naming of two streets after the victims.
Jack Brownlee and Charlie Howkins will be remembered thanks to the creation of Howkins Avenue and Brownlee Boulevard.
Dave Brownlee, the father of Jack, said the family were honoured that Jack would be remembered that way.
"At the end of the day, we don't want to be there at all, but it's nice they've shown Jack some respect," Mr Brownlee said.
"It means now that the boys will never be forgotten."
Lana Cormie, wife of Charlie Howkins who also died in the tragedy, described the naming as a "really nice gesture".
"Winterfield and the Goldfields Group have been sympathetic and kind," she said. "It was the developer who mentioned the idea and we all thought as a group it was a great idea.
"The City of Ballarat was also happy to go with it."
The naming of the new streets comes as plans are also being finalised for a permanent memorial to not just the two workers killed on the site, but to all people killed while on the job.
"There will be a memorial going up in a public park," Dr Cormie said. "There will be something there, not just for Jack and Charlie but for all workers.
"We want it to be a special place where people can come, have barbecues, have some park benches and create a nice space."
Mr Brownlee said the families would meet with five different artists in coming weeks to discuss the plans for the memorial and what would be most appropriate on the site.
The naming of the new streets comes just over a week before new workplace manslaughter laws are enshrined in Victorian law.
From July 1, employers who are found to have negligently caused a workplace death will face fines of up to $16.5 million and individuals will face up to 20 years in jail.
The offence will fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and will apply to employers, self-employed people and 'officers' of the company or organisation.
The Bill passed the state's Legislative Council after a late-night sitting of the state legislative council in November last year.
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