Council supports name change to 'Walyalup Koort'

by Rhiannon,

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 May 2021 Fremantle Council received the findings of the community engagement process 'What's in a Name?' and voted to support a name change for Kings Square to 'Walyalup Koort'. The decision was based on community sentiment through both stages of the engagement and a clear preference from Traditional Owners. The council expressed their sincere thanks to everyone who has engaged in this process and expressed their individual opinions in a thoughtful and respectful manner. Council have also requested that the City examine options for remembering and/ or explaining the previous names of the square. The proposed name change will now be referred to Landgate for formal approval by the State Government. Further updates will be provided on this process.

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This engagement has concluded, thank you to everyone who participated.

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