Public Notice - Naming Proposal - Michael Foley Park

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A member of the public has submitted a Naming Proposal to name a park currently not officially named on Technology Drive, Warana.

Proposed name:

Michael Foley Park

Background:

A member of the public has submitted a Naming Proposal to name a park currently not officially named. The proposed name is to commemorate the life of James Michael Foley (known as Michael Foley), Vietnam Veteran, local artist and long term resident of the Sunshine Coast. As a railway and local heritage enthusiast, Michael salvaged machinery from the Moreton Sugar Mill upon its closure in 2003 and created two large-scale prominent sculptures for the town of Nambour – Top Gear Scrap 2014 and The Mill Tribe 2015. Michael also made a large sculpture, an assemblage of salvaged machinery, entitled Transition Marker, which expresses the transition of the local coastal environment from wallum heath to urbanised centre. This artwork was recently installed in the Technology Drive Linear Park.

Location:

Lot 615 SP143156, Technology Drive, Warana

Process

Naming proposals are processed in accordance with the endorsed Naming of Parks, Places, Community Infrastructure, Roads and Street Numbering Policy.

Feedback on this naming proposal closed 7 September 2020.

A member of the public has submitted a Naming Proposal to name a park currently not officially named on Technology Drive, Warana.

Proposed name:

Michael Foley Park

Background:

A member of the public has submitted a Naming Proposal to name a park currently not officially named. The proposed name is to commemorate the life of James Michael Foley (known as Michael Foley), Vietnam Veteran, local artist and long term resident of the Sunshine Coast. As a railway and local heritage enthusiast, Michael salvaged machinery from the Moreton Sugar Mill upon its closure in 2003 and created two large-scale prominent sculptures for the town of Nambour – Top Gear Scrap 2014 and The Mill Tribe 2015. Michael also made a large sculpture, an assemblage of salvaged machinery, entitled Transition Marker, which expresses the transition of the local coastal environment from wallum heath to urbanised centre. This artwork was recently installed in the Technology Drive Linear Park.

Location:

Lot 615 SP143156, Technology Drive, Warana

Process

Naming proposals are processed in accordance with the endorsed Naming of Parks, Places, Community Infrastructure, Roads and Street Numbering Policy.

Feedback on this naming proposal closed 7 September 2020.