Moreland City Council is currently in the process of changing its corporate name.
Council has collaborated with the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to design a renaming process and is now commencing consultation with the community on the changes.
On 14 May 2022, Council formally accepted and endorsed 3 name options offered by Wurundjeri Elders.
- Wa-dam-buk, meaning: Renew – pronounced ‘wah-dam-book’
- Merri-bek, meaning: Rocky country – pronounced ‘merry beck’
- Jerrang, meaning: Leaf of tree – ‘jer-rang’
These Woi-wurrung names have been provided through detailed research and careful consideration by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. They reflect the significance of Country and culture as well as honour the opportunity this name change represents as part of the reconciliation and healing journey. As part of ‘Be Brave Make Change’ action for Reconciliation Week 2002, the theme of the Reflective Service on Sunday 29th May at BUC, you can go on line and take the survey, enabling your input into which name you prefer and why. You need to follow the instructions and log in and fill out the survey here
A new name will be endorsed and presented to the Minister for Local Government for consideration by mid-year.
If you are keen, come along to the Information nights and if you scroll down on the above link page, you will see various events in Moreland with and about First Nations Peoples including Uncle Jack Charles, over the next few months.
Renaming Moreland Information Night – Online
To answer any questions you might have about the Renaming of Moreland, why it is important, and how the community can participate in the process. Thursday 26th MayTime: 6.30 – 7:45pm. Online on Zoom
Renaming Moreland Information Night – In person
To answer any questions you might have about the Renaming of Moreland, why it is important, and how the community can participate in the process. Wednesday 1st June Time: 6.30 – 7:45pm . Coburg Library Meeting Room.