South Beach – suburb name change unanimously approved

Quick update on the name change proposal which has been run by Alex.

At the recent council meeting on Thursday 13th May, the proposal to split the suburb of North Coogee and change the names to South Beach and Port Coogee was unanimously approved by the Council.

Alex has put a tremendous amount of work into the name change and his level of preparedness really shined through tonight. The deputation presented was fantastic and won the whole room over, councillors included.

A very big thank you and congratulations goes out to Alex and the whole committee for the support given, the effort and hours spent obtaining signatures, contacting businesses, and preparing documents.

We have a final hurdle to cross, which is obtaining approval from the Geographic Names Committee. We will provide an update on that in due course.

Thank you to our community members who have signed the petition and supported the South Beach Community Group with getting to this stage. We appreciate your support. 


  1. Ian Johnson says:

    Well done….I wrote to the Mayor on this issue 7 years ago and was summarily dismissed.

    Congratulations on your efforts to gain community support and on making the submission.
    Let’s hope common sense prevails ( 4 suburbs named ‘Coogee ‘or similar…just crazy.

  2. John Dowson says:

    Congratulations on the success of getting Cockburn Council to agree to the South Beach name change. Despite an officer recommendation not to make the change, apparently Cockburn Council last Thursday voted to make the change. Your efforts are much appreciated. A great outcome for many reasons.

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