What is rural addressing?
Rural addressing is a simple, straight-forward means to identify, locate and address properties in rural areas.
Why is rural addressing needed?
The difficulty of addressing and locating properties has been accepted as a fact of rural life. Examples of people giving ambulances directions such as “turn right at the old gum tree, then turn right at the forty four gallon drum” are commonplace.
When minutes count and an ambulance vehicle is en route to a property to help an injured or seriously ill person, it is important that the ambulance officers quickly and efficiently locate the property. It is important that properties be numbered in a consistent and logical way to assist emergency services.
How does rural addressing work?
We assign each individual rural property a unique number based on the distance of the property entrance from the designated starting point of the road which is usually an intersection or junction.
We allocate a number every 10 meters along the road. The number is then a measure of the distance of the property entrance from the starting point of the road.
Odd numbers are given to properties on the left with even numbers being given to the properties on the right.
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What is urban addressing?
Urban addressing is a simple, straight-forward means to identify, locate and address properties in Urban areas.
How does urban addressing work?
Properties within the limits of an urban area are all assigned a number.
Number one (1) becomes the property address at the start of the street on the left hand side and further property addresses increase in odd numbers to the end of the street or to the middle of a cul de sac or court.
Number two (2) becomes the property address at the start of the street on right hand side of the and further property addresses increase in even numbers to the end or to the middle of a cul de sac or court.