News

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



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Police put youth on their side

Bundaberg Police Station in Bourbong Street.
Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Big issues discussed

Expect a very costly Christmas

Money, cash, coins, Australia dollar and two dollar coins.
Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Revealing cost of living report

$4000 fine for fishing in a green zone

Lady Musgrave Island during the Underwater Instameet on Saturday. Photo: Mark Fitz Photography

Offender was an experienced seaman

Local Partners

Rob's off to start a fresh new chapter

AFTER more than three decades delivering fruit and vegies to loyal customers across Bundaberg, Robert Ward is packing up his ute and retiring.


What's on: Saturday, December 3

Not sure what to do today? We've got you covered

Head to the sugar museum for a sweet taste of history

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the revamped Sugar Museum at Fairymead House is Mayor Jack Dempsey and Fairymead House Team Leader Hayley Vale.

Learn about the industry that made Bundy what it is

List of gigs happening around Bundy

KEY NOTE: Country singer Alex Peden. Photo: Scottie Simmonds / NewsMail

There's a live show for everyone

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Mark Hamill unaware his co-stars were romantically involved

Hamill too "self-involved" at the time to notice, he said

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

HBO announces which show will replace Game of Thrones

Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, and Hannah Waddingham in a scene from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is definitely not coming back next April

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!