Caboolture West Place Naming Project

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Consultation has concluded

Renaming Caboolture West and naming a new city!

The Moreton Bay Region is changing and Council has been giving our community the chance to help rename Caboolture West in preparation for the development of an exciting new city in the area.

Over the next 40 years, the area is expected to become Moreton Bay Region’s biggest emerging community containing a mixed-use city centre and a range of residential neighbourhoods.

In time, the new city will be home to approximately 70,000 residents making it comparable to the current size of the city of Mackay.

The new city will bring with it a host of business, employment, education and lifestyle opportunities, as well as a diverse range of housing options, and community and recreation experiences.

We think it is important the community be part of the naming of this area that has potential to become Moreton Bay Region’s heartland of tomorrow.


How the community has been involved

Council has encouraged community participation through:

  1. Name Your Place survey to put forward suggestions for place names (survey closed 5 September 2021)
  2. Place Naming Committee that will compile a recommended short-list of place names from the survey (applications closed 22 August 2021)
  3. Focus groups that will help Council to redefine boundaries and protect the identities of existing suburbs affected by the coming development (applications closed 1 August 2021).

If you just want to be kept informed about the project, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


Name Your Place survey

The Name Your Place survey is now closed.

Council invited community members to complete the Name Your Place survey between 10 August and 5 September 2021 to:

Place names are more than just addresses or tools to help us navigate to locations; they can tell us a story about the place and its people. The names chosen for the new development will help support the establishment of liveable and desirable communities. We want great names that represent a strong community identity; names that people now and, in the future, can connect with and be proud to call home.

Place names can be inspired by many things. Most importantly, they should authentically connect to the place and could reflect:

  • local environment such as native flora, fauna, natural features (e.g. rivers) or climate
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
  • local history, e.g. industrial or agricultural heritage
  • honouring local people that have made a significant contribution to the community
  • celebration of local social/ community connection
  • aspirations for the future.

Selection of the place names will be guided by our Place Naming Criteria and not by popular vote.

Names suggested via the survey, that meet the requirements of our Place Naming Criteria, will be presented to the Place Naming Committee.


Place Naming Committee

Applications for the Place Naming Committee closed on 22 August 2021.

Thank you to everyone who made an application; your willingness to be involved in the naming of Caboolture West and the potential future suburbs within it is appreciated.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email.

The Committee will meet in October 2021 to assess, using our Place Naming Criteria, the names suggested through the Name Your Place survey and create a shortlist that will be considered by Council.


Redefining existing suburb boundaries

Council held Suburb Boundary Focus Groups with community members on 1 and 3 September 2021.

Participants were selected through an expression of interest process that invited applications from anyone who could demonstrate a strong connection to Rocksberg, Upper Caboolture and/or Bellmere.

Thank you to everyone who applied to be part of this process.

The focus groups explored community identity and the communities' preferred suburb boundary changes for Upper Caboolture, Rocksberg and Bellmere.

These boundary changes are needed to accommodate potential future suburbs in this area.

We really appreciate the input of the community members that gave up their time to attend the focus groups and share their local knowledge with us.

Renaming Caboolture West and naming a new city!

The Moreton Bay Region is changing and Council has been giving our community the chance to help rename Caboolture West in preparation for the development of an exciting new city in the area.

Over the next 40 years, the area is expected to become Moreton Bay Region’s biggest emerging community containing a mixed-use city centre and a range of residential neighbourhoods.

In time, the new city will be home to approximately 70,000 residents making it comparable to the current size of the city of Mackay.

The new city will bring with it a host of business, employment, education and lifestyle opportunities, as well as a diverse range of housing options, and community and recreation experiences.

We think it is important the community be part of the naming of this area that has potential to become Moreton Bay Region’s heartland of tomorrow.


How the community has been involved

Council has encouraged community participation through:

  1. Name Your Place survey to put forward suggestions for place names (survey closed 5 September 2021)
  2. Place Naming Committee that will compile a recommended short-list of place names from the survey (applications closed 22 August 2021)
  3. Focus groups that will help Council to redefine boundaries and protect the identities of existing suburbs affected by the coming development (applications closed 1 August 2021).

If you just want to be kept informed about the project, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


Name Your Place survey

The Name Your Place survey is now closed.

Council invited community members to complete the Name Your Place survey between 10 August and 5 September 2021 to:

Place names are more than just addresses or tools to help us navigate to locations; they can tell us a story about the place and its people. The names chosen for the new development will help support the establishment of liveable and desirable communities. We want great names that represent a strong community identity; names that people now and, in the future, can connect with and be proud to call home.

Place names can be inspired by many things. Most importantly, they should authentically connect to the place and could reflect:

  • local environment such as native flora, fauna, natural features (e.g. rivers) or climate
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
  • local history, e.g. industrial or agricultural heritage
  • honouring local people that have made a significant contribution to the community
  • celebration of local social/ community connection
  • aspirations for the future.

Selection of the place names will be guided by our Place Naming Criteria and not by popular vote.

Names suggested via the survey, that meet the requirements of our Place Naming Criteria, will be presented to the Place Naming Committee.


Place Naming Committee

Applications for the Place Naming Committee closed on 22 August 2021.

Thank you to everyone who made an application; your willingness to be involved in the naming of Caboolture West and the potential future suburbs within it is appreciated.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email.

The Committee will meet in October 2021 to assess, using our Place Naming Criteria, the names suggested through the Name Your Place survey and create a shortlist that will be considered by Council.


Redefining existing suburb boundaries

Council held Suburb Boundary Focus Groups with community members on 1 and 3 September 2021.

Participants were selected through an expression of interest process that invited applications from anyone who could demonstrate a strong connection to Rocksberg, Upper Caboolture and/or Bellmere.

Thank you to everyone who applied to be part of this process.

The focus groups explored community identity and the communities' preferred suburb boundary changes for Upper Caboolture, Rocksberg and Bellmere.

These boundary changes are needed to accommodate potential future suburbs in this area.

We really appreciate the input of the community members that gave up their time to attend the focus groups and share their local knowledge with us.