Lake Coogee - should part of Munster be renamed?

January 2019

Council has supported a community campaign to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

On 22 January 2019, City officers met face-to-face with Landgate officers who said they would take the City's recommendation to the Geographic Names Committee in March to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

"We've talked through the issues and now have a common understanding about the reasons for the change," said Don Green, Director, Governance & Community Services at the City of Cockburn.

"They have committed to taking the City's recommendation to the Geographic Names Committee meeting in March for their advice."

Background

At its November meeting, Council agreed to ask the State Government to consider the name change. The City has written to the Government, seeking approval to change the name.

Correspondence informing of the Council decision (including supporting documentation) was forwarded on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Boundaries

The proposed new boundaries would be:

Northern Boundary – From Stock Road heading west along Beeliar Drive, connecting to Mayor Road and continuing west to the future Beeliar Drive (west) alignment until intersecting with Cockburn Road;

Western Boundary – South along Cockburn Road until intersecting with the northern boundary of Lot 837 (Water Corp property)

Southern Boundary – Heading East along the northern boundary of Lot 837 until intersecting with the western shore of Lake Coogee then head south – easterly (across the Lake) to the eastern shore of Lake Coogee until intersecting with the extension of the Korcula Court alignment, then heading east along the Frobisher Avenue alignment until intersecting with Rockingham Road

Eastern Boundary – Head north on Rockingham Road/Stock Road until intersecting with Beeliar Drive.

History

In 2013, the City of Cockburn passed a resolution to approach the State Government to have a new suburb created, to be named “South Coogee”.

The City`s request was refused on the basis that it replicated the name of a suburb in New South Wales, thus raising the potential for confusion to be created because of this name duplication.

Since that time, a local resident group, the South Coogee Community Association (SCCA) has been formed. Its members are actively campaigning for an area to be named “Lake Coogee”, by excising it from the current locality of “Munster” which was allocated the name in 1954.

To support the name change, the SCCA circulated a petition for signing by any local residents. The City contacted absentee landowners and asked for their views.

Read the consultation report.

January 2019

Council has supported a community campaign to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

On 22 January 2019, City officers met face-to-face with Landgate officers who said they would take the City's recommendation to the Geographic Names Committee in March to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

"We've talked through the issues and now have a common understanding about the reasons for the change," said Don Green, Director, Governance & Community Services at the City of Cockburn.

"They have committed to taking the City's recommendation to the Geographic Names Committee meeting in March for their advice."

Background

At its November meeting, Council agreed to ask the State Government to consider the name change. The City has written to the Government, seeking approval to change the name.

Correspondence informing of the Council decision (including supporting documentation) was forwarded on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Boundaries

The proposed new boundaries would be:

Northern Boundary – From Stock Road heading west along Beeliar Drive, connecting to Mayor Road and continuing west to the future Beeliar Drive (west) alignment until intersecting with Cockburn Road;

Western Boundary – South along Cockburn Road until intersecting with the northern boundary of Lot 837 (Water Corp property)

Southern Boundary – Heading East along the northern boundary of Lot 837 until intersecting with the western shore of Lake Coogee then head south – easterly (across the Lake) to the eastern shore of Lake Coogee until intersecting with the extension of the Korcula Court alignment, then heading east along the Frobisher Avenue alignment until intersecting with Rockingham Road

Eastern Boundary – Head north on Rockingham Road/Stock Road until intersecting with Beeliar Drive.

History

In 2013, the City of Cockburn passed a resolution to approach the State Government to have a new suburb created, to be named “South Coogee”.

The City`s request was refused on the basis that it replicated the name of a suburb in New South Wales, thus raising the potential for confusion to be created because of this name duplication.

Since that time, a local resident group, the South Coogee Community Association (SCCA) has been formed. Its members are actively campaigning for an area to be named “Lake Coogee”, by excising it from the current locality of “Munster” which was allocated the name in 1954.

To support the name change, the SCCA circulated a petition for signing by any local residents. The City contacted absentee landowners and asked for their views.

Read the consultation report.