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Current place name proposals

Job number 17-050: Longreach

Proposal: Alter the boundary of the locality of Longreach and discontinue the localities of Vergemont, Tocal, Ernestina, Camoola, Chorregon, Maneroo and Morella.
Local government: Longreach Regional Council
Additional information: This proposal is aiming to address community concerns around confusion with addressing in the provision of services.
Proposed: 29 September 2017
Closing date for comments: 1 December 2017
Decided:
Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1380 (PDF, 640.4KB)

Job number 17-055: Doolong Creek

Proposal: Name a creek as Doolong Creek.
Local government: Gympie Regional
Additional information: Doolong is an Aboriginal name from the Butchulla language meaning white clay. Naming the feature as Doolong Creek would recognise the Traditional Owners’ custom and maintain the cultural and historical significance of the place name.
Proposed: 24 November 2017
Closing date for comments: 2 February 2018
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1382 (PDF, 520KB)

Job number 17-071: Gai-i

Proposal: Change the name of Mount Wheeler to Gai-i.
Local government: Livingstone Shire
Additional information: Mount Wheeler is a significant feature in the Livingstone Shire council area. The feature is sacred to the Darumbal people, who have a strong desire for the name of the mountain to revert back to its traditional name, Gai-i, pronounced ‘guy-ee’. The dreaming story about the creation of both Jim Crow Mountain and Mount Wheeler tells of a young man and woman who fell in love but were too culturally related to marry. The story is a constant reminder about the importance of always showing respect, obeying elders and the lore.
Proposed: 1 December 2017
Closing date for comments: 2 February 2018
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1383 (PDF, 475KB)

Job number 17-087: Baga

Proposal: Change the name of Jim Crow Mountain to Baga.
Local government: Livingstone Shire
Additional information: Jim Crow Mountain is a significant feature in the Livingstone Shire Council area. The feature is sacred to the Darumbal people, who have a strong desire for the name of the mountain to revert back to its traditional name, Baga. The dreaming story about the creation of both Jim Crow Mountain and Mount Wheeler tells of a young man and woman who fell in love but were too culturally related to marry. The story is a constant reminder about the importance of always showing respect, obeying elders and the lore.
Proposed: 1 December 2017
Closing date for comments: 2 February 2018
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1384 (PDF, 524KB)

Job number 17-012: Lake Koongarra

Proposal: Name a lake as Lake Koongarra
Local government: Mareeba Shire
Additional information: The lake is located on Mount Mulligan Range about 90 kilometres west of Mareeba. Mount Mulligan Range, also known as Ngarrabullgan, is a sacred place for the area’s traditional owners, the Kuku Djungan People and is recognised at a state and national level for its cultural significance. According to Kuku Djungan tradition the lake is home to a malicious spirit, ‘Eekoo’, and the Djungan People approach the lake and Mount Mulligan with caution.
Proposed: 16 February 2018
Closing date for comments: 20 April 2018
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1376 (PDF, 650.8 KB)

Job number 17-053: Toorie Peak

Proposal: Name a hill as Toorie Peak
Local government: Scenic Rim Regional
Additional information: Toorie Peak is volcanic outcrop and is a well-known geographic feature in the Peak Crossing district.
Proposed: 16 February 2018
Closing date for comments: 20 April 2018
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1390 (PDF, 839.2 KB)

Job number 17-058: Bulara Crossing, Dugurlaba Crossing, Jayambula Crossing, Jubun Guralugul Crossing and Ralngu Ralngu Creek

Proposal: Name 4 fords as Bulara Crossing, Dugurlaba Crossing, Jayambula Crossing and Jubun Guralugul Crossing and name a creek Ralngu Ralngu Creek.
Local government: Cassowary Coast Regional
Additional information: The 5 water features, which included 4 fords and a creek, are located near Murrigal, approximately 30 kilometres north of Cardwell. Naming the water features will formally recognise place names of cultural and historical significance thereby promoting and preserving Girramay culture. The proposed names for 2 of the fords recognise the traditional names for plants that are found in the area while the proposed names for the other 2 fords recognise indigenous connection. Bulara means Night Fire or Candle Vine. Dugurlaba means Rope Tree or Thin Leaved Coondoo. Jayambula means where 2 rivers meet. Jubun Guralugul means arm coming out from the Jubun story place. Ralngu Ralngu Creek would make official a name which has been in common usage for generations.
Proposed: 16 February 2018
Closing date for comments: 20 April 2018
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1379 (PDF, 781KB)

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16 February 2018
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