Naming Highfields' new local park

Consultation has concluded

A new local park has been delivered on behalf of Council as part of Stage 2 of the Avenues of Highfields residential development. Opened to the public in 2018, the park provides an open space for over 1,350 residents expected to call this new residential area home.

Located central to the residential development and accessible from Cronin Road, it is approximately 6500m2 (0.65ha) and feature a playground, paths, kick-about areas, pavilion and established trees.

A request to name this park “Sandy Brennan Park” was received under Council Policy No. 2.06 – Naming and Renaming of Council Assets. Under this policy new park names must adhere to one or more of the following principals:

  • Be appropriate to the local, indigenous, geographical, environmental or physical character;

  • Be of verifiable historical or cultural significance;

  • Be related to the local flora, fauna or landscape;

  • Be named after a benefactor, eminent person, pioneer or long-term land holder of verifiable significance.

The proposed park name has been requested to honour Mrs Sandy Brennan, a Highfields and Crows Nest community worker and figure. Mrs Brennan, who passed away last year, worked on fundraising projects and events including a campaign to establish a Catholic primary school in Highfields.


Have your say

The consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on naming the new park “Sandy Brennan Park”.

On the 15 May 2018 Council adopted the recommendations of the committee to name the park in Crooke Street and Alves Terrace, Highfields as "Sandy Brennan Park" and suitable park naming signage to be install as a result of:

  • Responding to the submitted request to consider naming the park.
  • The outcomes of background research and community consultation undertaken to support the request.
  • To acknowledge the contribution of Mrs Sandy Brennan to the local community.


Further information

Please email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au or call 4688 8614.

A new local park has been delivered on behalf of Council as part of Stage 2 of the Avenues of Highfields residential development. Opened to the public in 2018, the park provides an open space for over 1,350 residents expected to call this new residential area home.

Located central to the residential development and accessible from Cronin Road, it is approximately 6500m2 (0.65ha) and feature a playground, paths, kick-about areas, pavilion and established trees.

A request to name this park “Sandy Brennan Park” was received under Council Policy No. 2.06 – Naming and Renaming of Council Assets. Under this policy new park names must adhere to one or more of the following principals:

  • Be appropriate to the local, indigenous, geographical, environmental or physical character;

  • Be of verifiable historical or cultural significance;

  • Be related to the local flora, fauna or landscape;

  • Be named after a benefactor, eminent person, pioneer or long-term land holder of verifiable significance.

The proposed park name has been requested to honour Mrs Sandy Brennan, a Highfields and Crows Nest community worker and figure. Mrs Brennan, who passed away last year, worked on fundraising projects and events including a campaign to establish a Catholic primary school in Highfields.


Have your say

The consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on naming the new park “Sandy Brennan Park”.

On the 15 May 2018 Council adopted the recommendations of the committee to name the park in Crooke Street and Alves Terrace, Highfields as "Sandy Brennan Park" and suitable park naming signage to be install as a result of:

  • Responding to the submitted request to consider naming the park.
  • The outcomes of background research and community consultation undertaken to support the request.
  • To acknowledge the contribution of Mrs Sandy Brennan to the local community.


Further information

Please email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au or call 4688 8614.