'Creaser' surname to be honoured with dedicated street

WHAT STREET TO NAME: There are plenty of streets in Bordertown, but Tatiara District Council is still deciding on where it'll honour the famous Creaser family name.
WHAT STREET TO NAME: There are plenty of streets in Bordertown, but Tatiara District Council is still deciding on where it'll honour the famous Creaser family name.

The Creaser name has been synonymous with the rich history of Bordertown, and a recent letter has proposed a way to honour it.

David Creaser wrote a letter to Tatiara District Council requesting it consider naming or renaming a street within Bordertown, 'Creaser Street'.

Mr Creaser's letter highlighted the long family history of the Creaser family within the Bordertown area, dating back to 1882.

"My great grandparents Alfred and Mary purchased Mr Fewster's store in 1909 and built up a very good business over the years, firstly known as Creasers General Store and later changed to A. Creaser and Co," Mr Creaser said.

"My grandparents, Reginald and Sylvia lived in Green Street and were prolific breeders having 11 children of whom my father is one."

Throughout the years, the Creaser family has contributed heavily to the development of district, and has also been involved with countless sporting and community clubs.

Council director of infrastructure and operations Aaron Hillier said there were currently no unnamed streets within Bordertown's township and renaming a current street might cause some issues.

"Renaming a street will cause significant imposition on residents living on the street which would be unfavourable," Mr Hillier said.

Mr Creaser mentioned he would be happy for council to consider naming an unnamed rural road as 'Creaser Road'.

However, due to the implementation of the rural addressing system, council has allocated road names to all surfaced roads, leaving only road reserves available.

Initially, a road reserve located between the Frances Road and Six Mile Well Road was identified as a potential road to be named.

"The road is an unmaintained track which provides secondary access to farmland only," Mr Hillier said.

At a recent council meeting, councillors discussed the request and felt the originally proposed road reserve wasn't adequate to honour the family.

Mr Hillier said the name could potentially be put "on record" and any newly made road could be named 'Creaser Street'.

He added there were "no guarantees" the street would be named within the next three years, but there were potential opportunities to name a street in the town's industrial estate.

After lengthy discussion, Cr Robert Mock made a motion to honour the Creaser family with a street in the town's industrial estate within the next three years.

The majority of councillors voted in favour of the motion, and the council will now keep an eye out for potential streets to name 'Creaser Street'.