Mt Larcom park re-named in honour of long-term residents

GLADSTONE Regional Council will change the name of Mount Larcom's Bicentennial Park in honour of two of the community's long-time residents.

At the council's general meeting on May 6 the name change was approved in acknowledgement of many years of contribution by Dudge and Isabelle Barram to the Mount Larcom community.

The name change will be implemented immediately, with a new park sign to be erected at the locality as soon as possible.

Gladstone region Mayor Gail Sellers said the requested name change was within the guidelines of Council Policy P-3.06.01 Naming of Streets, Roads, Parks, Bridges and Other Places.

Councillor Sellers said the proposal to re-name the park had been tabled by councillor Ren Lanzon in honour of the active role Dudge and Isabelle Barram have played in the Mount Larcom township's development.

"Dudge and Isabelle Barram are highly respected within the community and have lived in the Mount Larcom district for almost 70 years," Cr Sellers said.

"The Barrams have had a long association with the Mount Larcom Show Society and have actively supported other community organisations raising funds for the local Queensland Ambulance Service, pool and other community groups.

"They have also heavily supported other community initiatives including the Civic Mountain Arts Group and the Mount Larcom Art Gallery and Museum."

Dudge Barram also served as a former councillor on the Calliope Shire Council.

The council's parks and environment division recently upgraded the playground facility in the parkland which is heavily used by the travelling public and residents of the region.

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