Munster renaming set for March 2020

The City of Cockburn’s Council recently supported community calls for the creation of a new suburb called Lake Coogee, with the name taking effect from March 30, 2020.

It also supported the extensions of the boundary of Henderson northwards to include land which is zoned to be developed as Marine Related Industry in the future. 

The residual part of Munster to the east of Rockingham Road will remain unchanged. 

Australia Post, WA Police, St John Ambulance, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the WA Electoral Commission and the Water Corporation have been advised of the changes, but for privacy reasons residents must make some notifications themselves.

People living in the affected areas will need to update their own personal details with various organisations, such as banks and insurance companies, once the change is formally applied.

A checklist for residents in relation to the renaming of the suburb can be found here.

Australia Post has advised that from March 30, 2020, mail will be delivered to either suburb address for four months.

The attempt to rename part of Munster has a long history, with the Cockburn Council passing a resolution in 2013 to approach Landgate about creating a new suburb of South Coogee.

This was rejected on the basis it replicated a suburb in New South Wales, but the South Coogee Community Association formed and its members campaigned for the area to be named Lake Coogee, excising it from Munster which was given its name in 1954.

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