Ten street names you wish Gladstone had
GLADSTONE would have some pretty cool street names if it was up to The Observer's Facebook friends.
With Gladstone Regional Council putting the call out for suggestions for street names in the region, we asked readers what street names they'd like to see around town.
While there were plenty of serious replies, here are our favourite fun ones.
1. Diagon Alley - Suggested by Jennifer Cantrill-Ryall
Made famous by the Harry Potter series of books and movies, Diagon Alley is a fictious street in London where people of the wizarding world go to shop.
It's located behind the Leaky Cauldron pub, and is hidden from the Muggle (non-magical) world.
We're not sure how much magical talent there is in Gladstone (how would we know? We're not wizards), but still....Harry Potter!
2. Sesame Street - Ann Schafer
Who wouldn't love the sunny days that chase the clouds away in Sesame Street?
The iconic children's TV show has been a favourite for generations of families, and a street named after it would be a big drawcard.
Now, who's keen to don a Big Bird suit?
3. Whatindicator Lane - Brett James Whalan
Ah yes, the ol' optional extra. Brett James Whalan would like a street name that draws attention to some drivers' apparent lack of familiarity with the blinkers.
Perhaps this street could be somewhere near the Kin Kora roundabout?
4. Sunset Boulevard (or Boulevard of Broken Dreams) - Shinae Reach
A touch of Hollywood, or a street named in honour of real estate investors - it could go either way with these suggestions.
Sunset Boulevard is a street in Los Angeles that heads through Hollywood and near Beverly Hills.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams is a song that's been covered by various artists since 1933, including Smokie, David Cassidy and Green Day.
Sing it Gladstone!
5. Loggerhead Lane, Green St, Hatchling Ct - Sheri Hope
This suggestion gives a nod to the region's turtle population, and would no doubt go swimmingly (see what we did there?) in some of the coastal towns.
6. Happyrock Rd - Emma Lee
This one pays homage to local residents' nickname for Gladstone - a great choice.
7. Freedom Boulevard - Ben James
A patriotic choice by Ben James, celebrating what we love most about being Aussie.
8. Empty St - Steven Colquhoun
A prediction of what's going to happen when construction winds down on Curtis Island?
9. New Zealand Boulevard - Kris Ansell
Kris was keen to see street names that "keep us in Gladstone" and also suggested Benefit St, Rio Tinto Ave, LNG Way, Orica Drive and Manpower Court.
10. Frozen St - Muriel Fourie Oosthuizen
Another one for the kids. This one was suggested by Muriel's five-year-old, who also came up with Barbie Alley, Bouncing Ave, Peter Pan Drive, Potter Ave and Care Bear Ave. Awww.
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