Shoalhaven’s newest suburb named Badagarang

Published on 28 February 2023

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Badagarang is now the name of a new suburb that will soon be home to thousands of people in the north of Nowra.

The name represents a traditional totem of the Dharawal people, the Eastern Grey Kangaroo and was chosen in consultation with the Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) and Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee (AAC) after a review of a broad range of Aboriginal history and language resources.

“This name honours the cultural heritage of our First Nations People in a similar way as Bomaderry and Cambewarra in the neighbouring suburbs,” said Mayor Amanda Findley.

The 425-hectare suburb runs along both sides of Moss Vale Road between Bomaderry and Cambewarra Village across the two existing rural locations of Cambewarra and Meroo Meadow.

“It’s a beautiful location that will provide 3,500 new homes to the region and help to reduce the pressure on the current housing market,” Cr Findley said.

The new suburb, named Badagarang and its boundaries, was formally gazetted on Friday 24 February and changes should start to be reflected in the NSW Addressing Database this week.

You can listen to the pronunciation of Badagarang here.

For more information about the naming process, visit the Moss Vale Road URA - Naming of New Suburb Get Involved web page.


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