Thank you for your contributions in stage one. From 2 October 2020 to 1 November 2020 the My Say Freo page was visited by 1,120 people. There were 194 valid submissions in total (150 online, 39 idea cards and 5 direct email).
Some submissions expressed multiple ideas so across the 194 submissions there were 241 ideas communicated:
- 128 new name suggestions (grouped into 72 unique names).
- 5 suggestions to dual name.
Within the name suggestions key themes were Aboriginal names (just over a third), use of the word Fremantle, use of the terms people / community, recognising Italian migrants and names of individuals.
While not the intent of stage one, the following was also received:
- 66 people expressed preference for no change to Kings Square.
- 42 people expressed preference for a name from Traditional Owners, or one already suggested by TO.
We have initially progressed the suggestions received using the City's naming criteria, preliminary comment from Landgate and discussion with the stakeholder group. Because of the significant number of Aboriginal name suggestions received, we are now adding in a further process to ensure these can be discussed with Traditional Owners, particularly as names had already been approved as suggestions. We will be able to provide an update once proper processes have been followed. The full engagement report will be available soon.