Residents invited to have their say about naming of boat ramp

Date published: 16 November 2020

Townsville City Council is seeking community feedback on naming a boat ramp in Cungulla after Reg Hinspeter to acknowledge his significant contributions to the development of the area.

Residents initially approached Townsville City Council looking to name a culvert after Mr Hinspeter, with Council offering to name the boat ramp at Cungulla after the local pioneer instead.

Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Committee chairperson Mark Molachino said it is fantastic to have the residents so eager to recognise a local who made a significant contribution to the Cungulla area.

“Mr Hinspeter was a valued member of the Cungulla area and was pivotal in the bringing the suburb into existence through his dedicated lobbying to the State Government,” Cr Molachino said.

“We’re proposing to name the boat ramp after Mr Hinspeter in recognition that fishing was a major drawcard to the Cungulla area.

“The next stage in formalising this is to confirm that the residents are agreeable to this proposal and are happy for the boat ramp to be proposed as an alternate dedication before taking this to the Full Council meeting next week.”

Cr Molachino said Cungulla residents are invited to contact Council and let them know if they are happy with the proposed outcome of the naming petition.

“We are encouraging any residents that were involved in this process or the signing of the initial petition to reach out to us via email and let us know their thoughts on naming the boat ramp,” he said.

“The Full Council is being held on Tuesday 24 November and we want to be able to table this at the meeting and get this finalised.”

Residents who would like to have their say on this proposal can email Council at