SUPPORTING THE PROFESSIONALS SHAPING QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES
I am after any information from any council on how your LGA recognises your Olympic or Australian representatives. Do you have a criteria or policy around this, and how do you recognise these athletes, is it by plaques in a wall or path, picture somewhere, plant a tree and plaque etc.
Looking forward to hearing how your council recognises these athletes.
Thanks and kind regards,
Linda Single (Sport & Recreation Development Officer, Mackay Regional Council).
Hi Linda, we have signage at The Strand near the Tobruk Memorial Pool recognising those athletes, coaches, officials or administration who have represented Australia at an Olympic Games. This was first installed in 2004/05.
In 2014 the following criteria was approved in order to upgrade the existing signage
1 a). Represented Australia in either Summer, Winter or Para Olympics as an Athlete, Coach, Official or Administrator or
b). Represent Australia as an IOC Athlete, Coach, Official or Administrative commission
2 a). Be Born in Townsville or
b). Be a resident in Townsville and member of a Townsville sporting club prior to representing Australia in the Olympics or
c). Their sporting ties to Townsville are recognised as warranting their inclusion as part of the Olympic Walk
The AOC and QOC provided the information regarding the names of athletes etc. and after looking into this it's probably time we look to update again!
Hope this helps.
Sport and Recreation Officer - Culture & Lifestyle
Lifestyle, Economy, Environment & Planning
 3174 5006
Level 7, Quay Central
95 North Quay, Brisbane Qld 4000