Lake Coogee - should part of Munster be renamed?

Consultation has concluded

15 June 2019

If you live in Munster, you are invited to attend a free workshop on Saturday 15 June about a community proposal to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

The State Government’s Geographic Names Committee has given in-principle support for the name change, subject to further consultation. Accordingly, the City has invited a facilitator to host a workshop to capture your views on this topic.

See the proposed new boundaries on the map.

Have your say

You are invited to provide your input by:

  • Completing a survey below by 5pm Wednesday 19 June
  • Attending a workshop (To attend, register your interest below or phone 94113444).

Current Status

The City is supporting the South Coogee Community Association in its campaign to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee. Any name change may impact residents in other parts of Munster, to the north and to the east. Consultation is now underway. Outcomes of the consultation will be presented to Council.

History

In 2013, the City 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 by the GNC on the basis that it replicated the name of a suburb in New South Wales, thus raising the potential for confusion.

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 supported the community campaign and contacted absentee landowners and asked for their views.

At its March 2019 meeting, the Geographic Names Committee endorsed the locality name of Lake Coogee, conditional on the City conducting further consultation with ALL Munster residents.

Follow-up discussions with Landgate have resulted in this current period of consultation in May/June 2019.

15 June 2019

If you live in Munster, you are invited to attend a free workshop on Saturday 15 June about a community proposal to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

The State Government’s Geographic Names Committee has given in-principle support for the name change, subject to further consultation. Accordingly, the City has invited a facilitator to host a workshop to capture your views on this topic.

See the proposed new boundaries on the map.

Have your say

You are invited to provide your input by:

  • Completing a survey below by 5pm Wednesday 19 June
  • Attending a workshop (To attend, register your interest below or phone 94113444).

Current Status

The City is supporting the South Coogee Community Association in its campaign to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee. Any name change may impact residents in other parts of Munster, to the north and to the east. Consultation is now underway. Outcomes of the consultation will be presented to Council.

History

In 2013, the City 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 by the GNC on the basis that it replicated the name of a suburb in New South Wales, thus raising the potential for confusion.

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 supported the community campaign and contacted absentee landowners and asked for their views.

At its March 2019 meeting, the Geographic Names Committee endorsed the locality name of Lake Coogee, conditional on the City conducting further consultation with ALL Munster residents.

Follow-up discussions with Landgate have resulted in this current period of consultation in May/June 2019.

Lake Coogee Munster survey

Consultation has concluded