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Lake Macquarie council to vote on changing Coon Island name to Pirrita Island and Miners Point

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
Updated July 23 2021 - 6:39am, first published 6:30am
PLACE NAME: Greg and Warren Heaney, whose grandfather Herbert was the person Coon Island were named after, were consulted over the name change. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Lake Macquarie City Council will move to change the name of Coon Island despite the majority of respondents in a survey not wanting the name to change.


Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton


Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

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