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    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Local lake names to become official: have your say

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Monday, September 07, 2015

    Local lake names to become official: have your say

    The Palaszczuk Government is inviting locals to have their say on proposed names for some of the Lockyer Valley’s unnamed lakes.

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said the proposed names would make official the names that locals used for the lakes.

    “Locals know these water bodies as Lake Galletly, Lake Lenor, Lake Apex and Lake Freeman but the names aren’t recognised under the Place Names Act,” Dr Lynham said.

    “The lakes cover a combined area of 17.9 hectares with Lake Apex and Lake Freeman being the largest.

    “Lake Apex and Lake Freeman are both located within Lake Apex Park, south of the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre off Western Drive at Gatton.

    “Lake Apex is proposed to be named after the Gatton Apex Club which developed the lake as part of a recreation park in 1975. “The name Lake Freeman will recognise a pioneering family who arrived in the area from Cambridge, England in the late 1800s.”

    Dr Lynham said the proposal to formally name Lake Galletly and Lake Lenor would secure the long-term recognition of prominent agricultural scientist Dr Jim Gallelty and his wife Lenor.

    “Lake Galletly and Lake Lenor were originally designed and built as a habitat for waterbirds in the 1980s under the guidance of Dr Galletly.

    “He was a former student at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus who served as a staff member for 33 years.

    “Lake Galletly and Lake Lenor are both located within the grounds of the university and they are referenced on UQ’s website by these names.”

    Submissions are open until 6 November 2015:

    • by post, to Queensland Place Names, Level 9, DNRM Landcentre, GPO Box 2454, Brisbane Qld 4001

    For more information:

    • contact Justin Kingsford. t: 13 QGOV (13 74 68) e: Justin.Kingsford@dnrm.qld.gov.au
    • visit dnrm.qld.gov.au and use the ‘I’m looking for’ link on the left panel.
    • To view the maps for the proposed areas search QPN1292 and QPN1293 on the DNRM homepage. 

    [ENDS]                       7 September, 2015

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