Lake Coogee - should part of Munster be renamed?

November 2018

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

At its November meeting, Council agreed to ask the State Government's Geographic Names Committee to consider the name change. The City has written to the committee, seeking approval to change the name.

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

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.

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 agency which deals with these applications, the Geographic Names Committee, refused the City`s request 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.

See the consultation report here.

November 2018

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

At its November meeting, Council agreed to ask the State Government's Geographic Names Committee to consider the name change. The City has written to the committee, seeking approval to change the name.

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

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.

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 agency which deals with these applications, the Geographic Names Committee, refused the City`s request 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.

See the consultation report here.