Honouring a local volunteer

Subject to community consultation, Council supports an area of parkland within Bribie Island Air Sea Rescue Complex at 60 Sylvan Beach Esplanade, Bellara, be named in recognition of Phil Hungerford.

Council is now inviting community comment on the proposed name.

Council received a request to name the area of the park in recognition of Mr Phil Hungerford and his contribution to the community.

As a cofounder of the Bribie Island Triathlon series, Mr Hungerford served as Race Director for 40+ years, an event that has benefited the community and encouraged a healthy lifestyle for all. Phil has a long history with both running and triathlon having been involved in races around the world as an athlete prior to becoming Race Director.

Mr Hungerford has supported and helped to foster the sporting aspirations of children and adults whether they are recreational or professional athletes Phil encourages everyone to get involved!

Have your say

Council is inviting public comment from Friday 22 March to Friday 19 April 2024.

You can make your submission by emailing: parksplanning@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

For submissions to be considered properly made, they must:

  • be made in writing
  • state the full name and residential or business address of the person making the submission
  • be received by Council prior to close of the public consultation period
  • state the reasons/grounds for supporting or opposing the proposed naming and any facts or circumstances that substantiate the reasons/grounds.

Naming Council's assets

Council recognises the significant social value to the community of naming places, structures and assets under its direct control.

We see naming as important because it helps to create amazing places by:

  • identifying landmarks within the community
  • supporting wayfinding for locals, visitors and emergency services agencies
  • contributing to community belonging and place identity
  • reflecting and preserving the cultural and heritage values of the region.

Council undertakes naming in accordance with our naming of Council owned assets

All submissions received during the public consultation period will be considered before a final decision is made by Council on the proposed name. The matter will only return to the Council Chamber for consideration if there are non-supportive submissions through this consultation period. The final outcome of the process will be shared on this webpage.