Rename Caboolture West - Your Chance to Name a City!

Published 17 June 2021

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It’s the most talked about development in South East Queensland and it hasn’t even started, which is why Moreton Bay Regional Council wants to get its name right from the outset.

Locals can now make place name suggestions for the area known as Caboolture West, which will become a city the size of Mackay City over the next 40 years.

Mayor Peter Flannery said Council wanted the planning for this major development area to be right before the first shovels even hit the ground.

“That starts by choosing place names which both the existing residents and new residents can identify with and be proud to call home,” he said.

“You might suggest a title reflecting the area’s culture and history, or an acknowledgement of distinguishable features like the sweeping views to the Glass House Mountains and rich agricultural surrounds, you might even suggest we retain an existing place name.

“It’s up to you to come up with names for this new city and the suburbs within it.”

The Caboolture West area will be eventually be home to roughly 70,000 people and bring with it a host of business, employment, education and lifestyle opportunities as well as a diverse range of housing options and community and recreational facilities.

Division 12 Councillor Tony Latter said while the community will help drive this process, it won’t be put to a popular vote.

“This isn’t going to be anything like the Boaty McBoatface saga, we genuinely want to hear what locals think and will only consider authentic suggestions,” he said.

“To oversee this process we’re establishing a Place Naming Committee and calling for nominations from passionate locals who want to be part of this moment in history.

“The Place Naming Committee will compile a shortlist for Councillors to help them decide the new name for Caboolture West, the suburb names within it and their boundaries.

“Council will then take that to the State Government for formal endorsement.

“There will also be an opportunity for locals to join one of three focus groups to help redefine the boundaries of the existing suburbs most affected by future development: Bellmere, Rocksberg, and Upper Caboolture.

“As development progresses there’ll be plenty of opportunity to comment on features like infrastructure and town centre design, but before all that the most important thing is to get online now and make your naming suggestions heard.”

Visit today to register your interest and receive Council updates on the:

  • Place Naming Survey
  • Place Naming Committee
  • Boundary Redefinition Focus Groups