An early unnamed road, it became known as Coorumbung Road until gazetted Newport Road on 5th December 1975. On 3rd October 1980 Silva Street and part of Gardiner's Road were renamed Newport Road.
Newport was the name of an early subdivision and a town in Wales, United Kingdom. As the river provided better transport than the shallow lake the name, Newport came to be applied to Dora Creek for a time.
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