New Localities in the Caloundra Electorate

I have received this letter from the Minister for Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham regarding the naming of “new” suburbs or localities in the Caloundra Electorate. As the population of Aura grows, new boundary lines are drawn up and therefore new localities are created. There are four new localities that will be created within Aura. Three of the proposed names are derived from the Gubbi Gubbi vocabulary: Banya (Bunya Nut), Gagalba (Shining Place) and Nirimba (The Middle). The fourth proposed name is Corbould Park (after Harold Edward Corbould).

The letter also advises that the names will be advertised and the community will have two months to provide their comments. However, my office has contacted the Department and no one has been able to advise when this community consultation will start.

If you would like to provide your views on these names, please forward your comments to the Executive Director, South Region, PO Box 212, Maryborough QLD 4650 or via email to:,. As soon as I am advised when the closure date of the consultation is, I will let you know.