Coon Island and Coon Island Point

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At its meeting on 26 July, Council noted the stakeholder and community feedback on the naming of Coon Island and Coon Island Point. Council also agreed to submit a Place Name Proposal to the Geographical Names Board to rename Coon Island to Pirrita Island and rename Coon Island Point to Miners Point.

Ultimately, the decision rests with the NSW Government’s Geographical Names Board (GNB).

Council is planning to undertake improvement works around Coon Island and Coon Island Point in 2021-2022. As we plan for these improvements it is appropriate that we also consider community sentiment around the name given it is considered offensive by parts of our community.

At its meeting on 26 July, Council noted the stakeholder and community feedback on the naming of Coon Island and Coon Island Point. Council also agreed to submit a Place Name Proposal to the Geographical Names Board to rename Coon Island to Pirrita Island and rename Coon Island Point to Miners Point.

Ultimately, the decision rests with the NSW Government’s Geographical Names Board (GNB).

Council is planning to undertake improvement works around Coon Island and Coon Island Point in 2021-2022. As we plan for these improvements it is appropriate that we also consider community sentiment around the name given it is considered offensive by parts of our community.

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