Game Of Thrones street names cause battle on Australian housing development

Siblings Cersei and Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones Image HBO

Siblings Cersei and Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones Image HBO

According to The Guardian, the estate's other street names include Stannis, Winterfell, Greyjoy, Baelish and - despite being a Lannister - Tywin.

Gary Smith, project manager of the Charlemont Rise in Geelong, about 80 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, had to change "Lannaster Road" to "Precinct Road", after a complaint related to the show's romantically-involved Lannister siblings.

An Australian street name taken from the hit TV series Game of Thrones has been rejected following a complained from residents about the incestuous couple. But a street, Lannaster Road, has had to change their name: the reference to the family Lannister, two of whose members have an incestuous relationship, has been deemed controversial.

A Geelong developer recently tried to unite the seven kingdoms/make his new suburb sound a little more interesting by naming streets in his new Charlemont Rise development after Game of Thrones characters.

The City of Greater Geelong voted to change the name after the Office of Geographic Names decided it wasn't compliant with its naming rules.

"[Names] must not be detrimental to the preservation of longstanding community values", City of Greater Geelong administrator Laurinda Gardner told the Advertiser.

Lannaster Road divided locals, but just like in the show, many residents continue to pledge their allegiance to Snow Street.

He said, "You've got to think outside the box; we were getting so many names rejected". We believed that Jon Snow was dead, but he came back to life in the following season. "He's everybody's favourite - we should've given him a large avenue".

I really hope that they are watching Season 7.

Gary Smith said that he does take inspiration from Game of Thrones in order to give original names to the streets, as he struggled to think of original street names for the suburb.

Game of Thrones fan and cosplay enthusiast Bianca Mileti, who likes to dress as Cersei, said she was disappointed with the name change.

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