Before construction on Caboolture West begins the region needs a new name, according to Division 12 Councillor Tony Latter.
Cr Latter says he would like the name to reflect the region’s rich history and also set the tone for its identity.
“I have spent a lot of time talking with locals who grew up in Rocksberg, Upper Caboolture, Moorina and Bellmere, which will be affected most by this development,” Cr Latter says.
“There are generations of Indigenous people connected to these lands dating back thousands of years, as well as families and farmers for hundreds of years, so it’s important that these groups have input throughout the process.”
Mayor Peter Flannery supports the motion calling for community input on a new name to better reflect the area, which was put forward by Cr Latter at today’s council meeting.
“This will be Council’s single biggest residential development project so it’s important that we get the name right from the outset and start development on the right foot,” Mayor Flannery says.
“While this 6663ha area is west of the Caboolture region, I agree that we need a new name that foundation residents of this new community can embrace and define as their own.
“The ‘Caboolture West’ development area will cater for roughly 26,900 new homes and 68,700 new residents over an even longer period, so we want the name to be something that stands the test of time. “
Mayor Flannery says he wants Council to engage existing and surrounding landowners, residents and other stakeholders for feedback, so the outcome was truly community-owned.
Cr Latter says consulting the community and creating a new name will protect the existing identity of the Caboolture area, while creating a new community with its own CBD and its own identity.
Council CEO Greg Chemello will report to Council by the end of March with a recommended approach to consulting on a new name for Caboolture West and officially declaring the new title.
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