Whitlam, a new Molonglo suburb

Canberra’s newest suburb in the Molonglo Valley District has been named after The Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC, a former Australian Prime Minister

Gough Whitlam

The name of the suburb is now official. In November 2015, the Chief Minister announced the intention to name the suburb to commemorate Mr Whitlam’s legacy and we are pleased to confirm the name of the suburb has been formally notified, making it official.

Gough Whitlam was a one-of-a-kind man and Prime Minister, who helped Australia re-think the way we approach ideas relating to inequality and social justice. It is fitting he is being honoured in this way.

Find out more and see the full joint media release issued by Minister Yvette Berry and Minister Mick Gentleman.

Gough Whitlam photo and map of new suburb

Image source: National Archives of Australia: A8746, KN23/5/74/89

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