Consultation on the proposed naming of this park has now closed

Honouring a local dairy farmer and volunteer

Council received a request to name the park in recognition of the late Bill Rowe and his contributions to the community.

Council provided provisional support for the name 'Bill Rowe Park' pending community consultation and is now considering submissions.

An accomplished dairy farmer and ex-serviceman Mr Rowe dedicated over 40 years volunteering his services for many organisations including the Dayboro War Memorial Association, Dayboro State School, Rural Fire Brigade as well as various sporting clubs.

Mr Bill Rowe freely gave his time to many community organisations receiving numerous awards and being addressed in State parliament after his passing in 2010.

You can read more about the reasons for the proposed naming of Bill Rowe Park Council's General Meeting Minutes from 19 July 2023.

Between 14 August to 11 September 2023, Council invited community comment on the proposed name. Consultation has now closed.

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 Policy For Council-owned or administered public places, structures and other assets (excluding roads).

Next steps

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.