The Noongar Place Names Initiative acknowledges the traditional and ongoing connection of Noongar people to Country, and celebrates and includes Noongar language across our program of works.
Noongar Place Names educate the community about theological or spiritual significance, endemic plants and native animals to the local area.
Noongar consultants were engaged to help identify the place names and their meanings by reviewing existing information and consulting with the METRONET Noongar Reference Group. Where appropriate, these names were then confirmed with local community groups.
As each place name is identified, it will be considered for inclusion in METRONET projects through:
- public art
- structural design
- materials and finishes
- interpretative signage.
The Noongar Place Names Initiative addresses the Gnarla Biddi Strategy engagement streams one and two – Noongar Cultural Recognition and Noongar Cultural Input into Place Making.