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Have your say on the options for a new City Council name

This is an important and historic decision for our community and we want to hear from everyone.

This year, Council will transition to a new City Council name.

Council has endorsed 3 proposed names that hold significance to local Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people.

Further background information about the name change can be found here.

Scroll down the page to fill out the feedback survey.

  • Wa-dam-buk

    Meaning: Renew

    It is pronounced 'wah-dam-book'

  • Merri-bek

    Meaning: Rocky country

    It is pronounced 'merry beck'

  • Jerrang

    Meaning: Leaf of tree

    It is pronounced 'jer-rang'

Names inscribed on paperbark

Paperbark inscription of the name options provided by Wurundjeri Elders at a special cultural ceremony held on Saturday 14 May.

We are now seeking community feedback on the proposed names.

You will need to register a login for this site, Conversations Moreland, in order to support your preferred name. This is so that we can ensure people are only providing feedback once. See instructions on this page on how to register (or log in).

This survey will close on Friday 24 June at 5pm.

The feedback survey is now closed.

Moreland City Council is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic).

This Collection Notice applies to information collected through this survey. The personal information requested on the hardcopy form and on Council’s Conversations Moreland website is being collected by Moreland City Council for the purpose of seeking public opinion and naming preferences relating to the renaming of Moreland. All of the information that you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be used for this purpose.

The personal information will be disclosed to Conversations Caravan who have been contracted by Moreland City Council for the purposes of analysing data collected through the survey process. Conversations Caravan have signed a confidentiality agreement and will abide by Council’s Privacy obligations. Your private information will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law. Survey results will only be handled by those staff necessary and will not be widely accessible throughout the organisation.

We are asking for your personal information to ensure validity of survey responses, as well as understand who in the community we are hearing from. You are not able to participate anonymously as we wish to ensure the integrity of this survey by ensuring that people are only providing feedback once and that only those impacted by the name change will have a say. Therefore, anonymous entries will not be counted or considered.

Submission and survey responses will be summarised for the purposes of a report to Council and will not include personal information relating to the submitter.

You can gain access to your personal information you have provided to Moreland City Council and if you wish to alter it, please contact Council’s Privacy Officer via telephone on 9240 1111 or e-mail at Privacyofficer@moreland.vic.gov.au.

Council is open to accepting additional feedback on this process if there is more you want to tell us in support or in objection.

Merri-bek City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Merri-bek, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.


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Phone: +61 3 9240 1111

Email: conversations@moreland.vic.gov.au

National relay service 133 677
(ask for 03 9240 1111)

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