Naming 'John Walker Place'

Principal Petitioner Narelle Cooley, Tarragindi
Closing Date Fri, 20 Dec 2019
No. of signatures 128 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council that for more than 50 years John Walker help build a sense of community in Yeronga. John and his wife Rae moved to Ormuz Road, Yeronga in 1967. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in 2018, aged 80. He was a pharmacist who worked in a number of local pharmacies starting in Anita Street (now replaced with houses) and also in the Yeronga Village. John spent his life raising his three daughters and contributing significantly to community life in the area. John volunteered extensively and was an office bearer with many community organisations including Neighbourhood Watch, Yeronga Hyde Road Kindergarten, Yeronga State School, Yeronga State High School, Yeronga Probus Club and Yeronga Men’s Shed. John was passionate about the environment and wildlife and ensured the trees planted by Brisbane City Council along the Brisbane Corso were regularly watered and BBQs filled with wood so that members of the community could enjoy being down by the river. During both the 1974 and 2011 floods John assisted local residents move furniture to higher ground and clean up flood-damaged houses. John also contributed as both a member and volunteer in a number of State-wide organisations including the Queensland Museum, National Parks Association of Queensland and Queensland Royal Geographic Society.

Your petitioners therefore request that in recognition of his long term service to the local Yeronga community, the Brisbane City Council name ‘John Walker Place’ within the Brisbane Corso Reserve. In order for this to happen I need as many signatures as possible. In the last three days I have walked along the Brisbane Corso, attended the local farmer’s market and visited the Kindy, Men’s Shed and various other locations asking for support. I have more than 250 signatures and have met some lovely local residents who are in full support of this proposal. I am asking that you take a couple of minutes to sign the e-petition and make ‘John Walker Place’ a reality in memory of my late father.

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