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Have a say in naming Bargara reserve

You could have a say in choosing a name for the 800-acre Bargara Pasturage Reserve.
You could have a say in choosing a name for the 800-acre Bargara Pasturage Reserve.

TIME is running out to have your say on the name of Bargara's 800-acre Pasturage Reserve.

Community input is being sought to name the reserve, which is home to one of the largest remaining stands of Silver Leaved Paperbarks in South-East Queensland and is one of the largest environmental reserves in our region, but submissions close on June 30.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Environment and Natural Resources portfolio spokesman Danny Rowleson said the reserve was a significant environmental area but required a name to appropriately identify and promote the public space.

He said the council had undertaken extensive work in the area which included signage and construction of defined walking tracks as well as weed control initiatives.

"Many visitors to our region enjoy an environmental experience and this reserve, in addition to the identified tree and plant life, has more than 135 kinds of native birds within its confines," Cr Rowleson said.

The pasturage reserve is unusual in that the land is publicly owned unlike most reserves which fall under the auspices of the State Government.

"We are inviting the community to submit names for consideration, however, the names should meet a basic criteria."

He said family names should not be included in the title and that the name should reflect the environmental purpose and value of the reserve with words like bushland reserve or environmental park utilised.

"Ideally, the name should also indicate the location of the reserve and perhaps be indicative of the history or historical attachments of the property to the location."

Cr Rowleson said he hoped a short list of appropriate names would be generated for the consideration of the council in choosing a name for the reserve.

Submissions with a proposed name for the reserve close with the CEO, Bundaberg Regional Council on Sunday, June 30.

Topics:  bargara



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