TAMWORTH Regional Council has endorsed a proposal from the NSW State Emergency Service to change the name of its Tamworth-based unit.
A report tabled at Tuesday night’s council meeting said the existing name – Tamworth Regional Council State Emergency Service Unit – was creating some confusion.
“The official title of the Tamworth unit is causing problems in that they regularly receive telephone calls for council and there appears to be confusion by people not reading the full title and only recognising the Tamworth Regional Council component of the name,” the report said.
“To avoid the difficulty in future, the SES has proposed to change the name from Tamworth Regional Council State Emergency Service Unit the Tamworth State Emergency Service Unit.”
The new name reflects the same practice used to name the other State Emergency Service units in the Tamworth region at Barraba, Manilla and Nundle.
Under the provisions of the State Emergency Services Act 1989, the commissioner may assign a name to an SES unit.
The SES acting region controller asked for council’s endorsement of the proposed name change for the Tamworth unit before it was finalised by the commissioner.