A DUAL naming policy is set to be rolled out across Newcastle as eight landmarks take on their Aboriginal history.
Councillors unanimously voted to ask the Geographical Names Board for dual names for Nobbys, Flagstaff Hill, Pirate Point, Port Hunter, Hunter River, Shepherds Hill, Ironbark Creek and Hexham Swamp.
The Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee created the proposal.
The state government has supported a dual naming policy since 2001.
The dual naming can only be applied to geographical features that have an introduced names and pre-existing local Aboriginal name.
Councillor Therese Doyle said it was a small step that needed to be taken for Newcastle to be culturally respectful to its earlier inhabitants.
Councillor Nuatali Nelmes said dual naming was "worth celebrating".
Mayor Jeff McCloy warned there could be no end to the policy, creating confusion for electronic GPS devices, but also voted in favour of the changes. Signs across Newcastle will bear the two names as they are gradually replaced.