ON THE WATER: Lake Apex is one of four lakes in the area officially named by the Department of Natural Resources.
ON THE WATER: Lake Apex is one of four lakes in the area officially named by the Department of Natural Resources. Sarah Harvey

Names confirmed for landmark lakes

AFTER more than 40 years, Gatton’s Lake Freeman has finally been recognised by the State Government.

Originally donated by the Freeman family to help with the construction of Lake Apex in 1975.

In announcing the decision, Executive Director South Region for Department of Natural Resources and Mines Wally Kearnan said the names recognised well-known geographic features.

“The formal naming of Lake Galletly, Lake Lenor, Lake Apex and Lake Freeman recognises that they are well-known lakes within the local community and have been commonly referred to by these names for some time,” Mr Kearnan said.

“Lake Apex and Lake Freeman are both located within Lake Apex Park, south of the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre off Western Dr at Gatton.

“Lake Apex is named after the Gatton Apex Club which developed the lake as part of a Recreation Park in 1975, while the name Lake Freeman recognises a well-established pioneering family which arrived in the area from Cambridge, England in the late 1800s.

“Formally naming Lake Galletly and Lake Lenor recognises a prominent lecturer and his wife.”


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