Name change approved by State Government

by Rhiannon,

The Minister for Lands has given Geographic Naming Approval to rename all of Kings Square to Walyalup Koort. The naming proposal was considered appropriate and the origin of the Whadjuk Nyoongar name has been recorded by Landgate as:

Walyalup Koort (heart of Fremantle) - Walyalup (Wal-ya-lup) being the name for the Fremantle area and Koort (koo-rt) being the word for heart.

Next steps

Formal acknowledgement of this renaming is being planned, along with the opening celebrations for the Walyalup Civic Centre, new play space and public realm. Context and pronunciation tips will also be provided.

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