Market Garden Swamps to get new names


Pictured is Market Garden Swamp number one, which could be renamed Bindjar Lake. Picture: Will Russell
Pictured is Market Garden Swamp number one, which could be renamed Bindjar Lake. Picture: Will Russell

THREE lakes and reserves in Spearwood and Munster could soon have new names.

Located between Garden Road in Spearwood and Churchill Avenue in Munster, the three lakes have historically been known as Market Garden Swamp 1, 2 and 3.

Three names – Bindjar, Boodjar Mooliny and Moyootj, indigenous words meaning swamp – have been suggested to replace the current titles.

In a report to councillors, a City officer said the important natural features deserve proper naming and recognition.

“Officers have also sought feedback from the City’s Aboriginal Reference Group, who have assisted officers in developing the themes and name selections,” the report said.

“This helps to provide a deep and local indigenous connection that naming of such important natural environments certainly deserve and continues to demonstrate the City’s commitment to an ongoing collaboration between the City and indigenous Australians.”

The names will go out for public consultation.

If supported, they will be submitted to the geographical names committee for approval.