Lake Coogee - should part of Munster be renamed?

Consultation has concluded

The City is supporting the South Coogee Community Association in its campaign to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

Current Status

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback during the “Lake Coogee - Should Part of Munster be Renamed” consultation process.

Based on your feedback, the following recommendations were put to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Thursday 8 August 2019:

“That Council recommends to the Geographic Names Committee the following boundary changes to the current locality of Munster:

(1) Munster (north of Russell Road West) to Henderson, as depicted in green on attachment 3 (Option B)

(2) Munster (north of Frobisher Road to Barrington Street), including the entire lake feature to Lake Coogee, as depicted in blue on attachment 3 (Option B), and

(3) the residual area of Munster (east of Rockingham Road) remains as Munster, as depicted in pink on attachment 3 (Option B)

Council endorsed the recommendation.

Following endorsement, the recommendation was put to the Geographic Names Committee in early September for consideration.

In mid-September the Committee and Landgate confirmed their support of the changes. The City is now working with Landgate on a process to update the suburb boundaries and confirm a date for the changes.

Consultation

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).

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.

The City is supporting the South Coogee Community Association in its campaign to change the name of part of Munster to Lake Coogee.

Current Status

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback during the “Lake Coogee - Should Part of Munster be Renamed” consultation process.

Based on your feedback, the following recommendations were put to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Thursday 8 August 2019:

“That Council recommends to the Geographic Names Committee the following boundary changes to the current locality of Munster:

(1) Munster (north of Russell Road West) to Henderson, as depicted in green on attachment 3 (Option B)

(2) Munster (north of Frobisher Road to Barrington Street), including the entire lake feature to Lake Coogee, as depicted in blue on attachment 3 (Option B), and

(3) the residual area of Munster (east of Rockingham Road) remains as Munster, as depicted in pink on attachment 3 (Option B)

Council endorsed the recommendation.

Following endorsement, the recommendation was put to the Geographic Names Committee in early September for consideration.

In mid-September the Committee and Landgate confirmed their support of the changes. The City is now working with Landgate on a process to update the suburb boundaries and confirm a date for the changes.

Consultation

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).

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