Residents have their say on changes to parkland names

MORE than 60 submissions have been made on the proposed name change of two Gladstone Regional Council area parklands.

The council is considering changing Horseshoe Bend at Euleilah Creek, Baffle Creek, to Bevan Larsen Park and the Palm Drive junior sporting fields in Gladstone to change to Gerald Mylne Memorial Park.

The responses will now be considered by the council, with an official report to be tabled for discussion at an upcoming general meeting.

The council's parks and recreation portfolio spokesman, Graham McDonald, said although it was too early to release any statistical data, he was impressed by the number of responses received and the suggestions put forward.

Cr McDonald said the council would take all submissions into consideration and that would help determine the council's final decisions.

"A majority of submissions for the proposed Horseshoe Bend parkland name change were received from landowners and residents," Cr McDonald said.

The Horseshoe Bend parkland work was finished in 2004. Local resident Bevan Larsen volunteered many hours working on park facilities and ground clearing.

A proposal to rename Palm Drive junior sporting fields is intended to honour former Gladstone school teacher and businessman Gerald Mylne, who developed Harbour Views and Rocky Glen estates in West Gladstone.

Mr Mylne transferred ownership of a 17-acre West Gladstone parcel of grazing land to the council in 1978.



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