Current proposals and decisions

Comment on a proposal

A public consultation period is underway for all proposals listed below and we invite you to comment on the proposal(s) before the closing date. All comments will be considered, once the public consultation period has closed, before a final decision is made and this page will be updated to communicate the decision.

Current proposals

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Proposal: To amend the boundaries of the localities of Upper Caboolture, Wamuran, Bellmere and Rocksberg and give a name to the new localities of Lilywood, Wagtail Grove, Greenstone, Corymbia, and Waraba
Local government: Moreton Bay Regional
Additional information: Over the next 40 years, Caboolture West will become a new regional city that will play a significant role in addressing population growth in the Moreton Bay Region. This proposal seeks to cater for the anticipated future growth and development of the Caboolture West Local Plan area.
Proposed: 2 December 2022
Closing date for comments: 3 February 2023
Decided: Decision pending
Attachment: Proposal plan QPN1415 (PDF, 3.3MB)

Proposal: To assign the name of Falkor Reef to an unnamed undersea geographic feature
Local government: Cook Shire (the geographic feature is not located within a local government area, however, Cook Shire is the closest)
Additional information: Australian scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor discovered the 500m high undersea reef during a 12-month expedition in Australian waters. The name Falkor Reef honours the Research Vessel Falkor, which conducted the first systematic seafloor mapping and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey of the offshore Cape York Peninsular area and that led to the discovery of this significant detached reef feature.
Proposed: 30 September 2022
Closing date for comments: 2 December 2022
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1412 (PDF, 2MB)

Proposal: To change the name of the geographical feature Fraser Island to K’gari and to change the name of the locality Fraser Island to K’gari (pronounced 'GUR-rie' or 'Gurri').
Local government: Fraser Coast Regional
Additional information: K’gari is the Butchulla Peoples’ traditional name for the island. The name K’gari comes from the creation story of the island, which has been passed down orally for generations between the traditional owners of the surrounding land and waters, the Butchulla People.

K’gari is the name of the white spirit that was sent down from the sky by the god Beeral, to help his messenger Yindingie make the land and seas that are home to the Butchulla People.

Consultation with Butchulla elders has determined that pronunciation and spelling will vary among different family groups. Both pronunciations 'GUR-rie' and 'Gurri' are commonly accepted and used.

To fully understand the origins of the proposed place name of K’gari the following texts retell the creation story in its traditional context, along with artwork that is used when passing this cultural knowledge on between generations:

  • K’gari: the Creation of Fraser Island authored and illustrated by Nai Nai Bird (2019) and published by Cengage
  • Legends of Fraser Island authored by Olga Miller and illustrated by Nai Nai Bird (1994) and published by Rigby Heinemann

The proposal to rename the locality is being run concurrently to the geographical feature proposal as to maintain alignment between the island name and locality name. Alignment of these names minimises potential confusion in the delivery of emergency and essential services.

Proposed: 5 August 2022
Closing date for comments: 6 October 2022
Decided: Decision pending
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1409 geographical feature (PDF, 2MB) and Proposal plan QPN1414 locality (PDF, 1.9MB)

Recent decisions

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Proposal: To change the name of Black Gin Creek to Watyakan (pronounced 'watch-a-kan').
Local government: Longreach Regional
Additional information: This proposal addresses concern around the continued use of the name Black Gin Creek as it is considered derogatory to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and others in the community.
Decided: 13 January 2023
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1413 (PDF, 1.2MB); Decision plan QPN1413 (PDF, 1.6MB)

Proposal: To change the name of Blackfellows Creek to Bana Gindarja Creek (pronounced Bana Gyyn-dah-jah).
Local government: Cairns Regional
Additional information: This proposal addresses concern around the continued use of the name Blackfellows Creek as it is considered derogatory to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and others in the community.
Decided: 13 January 2023
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1410 (PDF, 1.8MB); Decision plan QPN1410 (PDF, 1.6MB)

Minor amendments to locality and suburb boundaries

Decisions listed below have been made in accordance with provisions of the Place Names Act 1994. Section 10 of the Act dispenses with the publication of a proposal if the action is unlikely to be of significant community interest and is of a minor or technical nature. Therefore, these decisions are effective from the date decided.

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Decision: To include part of Wellington Road into the same locality (Kangaroo Point) as all lots on SP286338.

Additional Information: Decision corrects a boundary anomaly as to mitigate potential addressing confusion which could adversely affect the delivery of essential and emergency services.
Local government: Brisbane City
Decided: 24 October 2022

Decision: To include lots 1, 19, 20 and 200 on SP317435 into the locality of Mitchelton.

Additional Information: Decision corrects a boundary anomaly as to mitigate potential addressing confusion which could adversely affect the delivery of essential and emergency services.
Local government: Brisbane City
Decided: 24 October 2022

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