A new name has been proposed for a small remnant area of bushland at Charmaine Crescent, Kleinton, north of Toowoomba.

The bushland area is home to remnant endangered dry vine rainforest which was prevalent in the Highfields area before development.

The Friends of the Escarpment Parks volunteer group has requested if Council would consider formally naming an area of land at Charmaine Court, Kleinton as Leopard Ash Bushland Park.

Toowoomba Regional Council Parks and Recreation Services portfolio leader Cr Tim McMahon said the volunteer organisation had applied to Council requesting a permanent name for the 0.75ha parcel of land that has been known informally as Meringandan East Road Open space.

“The Friends of the Escarpment Parks volunteer group undertakes some maintenance of the area,” Cr McMahon said.

“The group wishes to see the park name reflect one of the important remnant tree species, the Leopard Ash tree (flindersia collina), that is native to the area.

“This small but important bushland area also is home to a diversity of plants and wildlife.”

Residents who wish to provide any comments, support the proposed name change or have alternative name suggestions are encouraged to send responses to info@tr.qld.gov.au by June 19 or call 131 872.