- Thursday 27 March 2014
The viewing platform overlooking Martin’s Creek will be named in memory of retired Australian Army Officer, Mr Stuart Weir, for his outstanding levels of civic service to the Buderim community.
Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said he was delighted the proposal to name the platform ‘Stuart Weir Place’ received unanimous support from Sunshine Coast councillors at today’s Ordinary Meeting.
“The proposal was submitted by the committee of the Buderim Foundation and received positive endorsement from three significant Buderim community groups – the Buderim Historical Society, the Buderim Foundation and the Chair of the Buderim War Memorial Community Association,” Cr Hungerford said.
“Mr Weir’s contribution to the Buderim area was varied and tireless.*
“Since moving to Buderim with his wife in 1977, he joined the Buderim Historical Society as historical researcher, gardener, painter, handyman, map compiler and author. He also conducted walking tours of Buderim’s historic sites and led bus trips to historic sites in other regions.
“When Stuart died in 2004, his ashes were buried under a frangipani tree in the grounds of Pioneer Cottage, where the fruits of much of the labour of his ‘retirement years’ are evident.”
Cr Hungerford said the chosen site for the naming was also very fitting.
“With its location in central Buderim on Lindsay Road and its outlook across the local community, Martin’s Creek viewing terrace is a perfect place to be named in Mr Weir’s memory,” he said.
“Constructed in 2012, the viewing terrace also provides the community with a valuable recreation amenity and a tranquil place to enjoy one of Buderim’s best natural assets.
“Features of the terrace include a variety of seating opportunities, creek bank rehabilitation, stone clad walls and extensive landscape planting. The Buderim Foundation is currently planning to commission a public artwork for the space.
“I am pleased a wonderful Buderim asset will now be officially named after a truly inspirational and dedicated Buderim gentleman.”