Waraba (pronounced: wa+ra+ba)
Borrowed from the Kabi Kabi language, Waraba means “burn”. A literal reference to traditional land management practices carried out by the Kabi Kabi People as they care for Country. Traditional burning brings new life and enhances the health of the land and its people. Drawing on this, our new city aspires to offer residents a fresh new beginning where people care for each other and for the country.
Lilywood is named for the evergreen perennials, the Blue Flax-lily, that flourish along the waterways, including the Caboolture River. The Blue Flax-lily (Dianella caerulea also known as Blueberry Lily or Paroo Lily) has attractive blue-green strappy leaves, star-shaped blue flowers with spectacular orange and yellow protruding stamen, and deep blue to purple coloured berries that are edible. A clumping plant, the lilies spread by underground stems (rhizomes). The plants attract birds and butterflies. Like these native lilies, the new community is expected to be attractive, vibrant, hardy, resilient and well connected.
Like the suburb’s namesake, the native Willy Wagtail bird (Rhipidura leucophrys), the residents and businesses of Wagtail Grove are expected to thrive while being industrious, active and sustainable.
- Industrious: Willy Wagtails build strong, durable nests - the new suburb is expected to be strong and resilient through not only physical structures but through social connections and environmental values too.
- Active: Willy Wagtails are commonly seen in this area energetically wagging their tails from side to side as they dart from place to place gathering food and building materials - the new community is expected to provide opportunities for active and vibrant lifestyles.
- Sustainable: Willy Wagtails can reuse their nests year after year - the new community will benefit from more sustainable practices, more green spaces, more active transport options, etc.
The name Greenstone references the unique igneous rock found in the area known as Rocksberg Greenstone. When fresh, the rocks are bright green in colour, but the usual exposed surface is a dark greyish or bluish green. First documented in 1906, the Rocksberg Greenstone belt is roughly 38km long and 8 km wide at its widest point. It is estimated to be 330-400 million years old and originated from a volcano located southwest of Maleny.
Corymbia are a genus of about 100 tree species generally referred to as Eucalyptus; several of which are common in this area. Like the suburb’s name sake, the new community of Corymbia is expected to be strong, vibrant, opportunistic, highly adaptable and richly diverse. From the Latin, corymbium, a "corymb" refers to floral clusters where all flowers branch from the stem at different levels but ultimately terminate at about the same level. Similarly, the people that make up this community will have different backgrounds, but will all benefit from the host of business, employment, education and lifestyle opportunities, as well as a diverse range of housing options, and community and recreation experiences of the new suburb.