‘I have no idea what it’s supposed to be’: Residents baffled after finding out council has been spelling their street name two DIFFERENT ways
- Residents have been dumbfounded by the different spellings of their street
- A resident said they had to update all their information to the preferred spelling
- The council is aware of the misspelt street names and will put in replacements
Residents have been baffled by two different spellings of their street name.
On one end of the street in Maudsland, Gold Coast in Queensland, the street is spelled as ‘Grevillia Cr’ while on the other end it is spelt ‘Grevillea Cres’.
‘I had to open up a bank account for my son on Friday and we couldn’t use ‘ia’, it had to be ‘ea’ so I have no idea what it’s supposed to be now,’ young mother Nicole Kelly told 9News.
Another resident said she has had to make updates to all her personal information so her address was spelt with ‘ea’ on the end.
‘The City is aware of a small number of spelling errors on street signs in that estate and expect to have new signage in place in coming days,’ a council spokesperson from the City of Gold Coast wrote in a statement.
On either end of the street in Maudsland, Gold Coast in Queensland, the sign is spelt as ‘Grevillia Cr’ and on another end, the street is spelt ‘Grevillea Cres’
A number of properties on the Maudsland street, which have been put up for sale on the market are all spelled as ‘Grevillea’.
Residents have complained about the spelling of another Queensland location this year.
Locals have campaigned to put the ‘y’ back in ‘Hideaway Bay’ for the correct spelling of ‘Hydeaway Bay’.
The street is named after the Australian native ‘Grevillea’ plant with the ‘ia’ spelling of the word only appearing as the name of a town in Queensland, 100kms south-west of the Gold Coast.
The signs on the Maudsland street have been up for over a year.
The Maudsland property located in the Gold Coast of Queensland has had the different spelling signs for over one year