Councillors to consider naming reserve after former mayor Rod May

Hepburn Shire councillors will consider naming a reserve in the shire after former councillor and mayor Rod May at a general meeting on Tuesday night.  

Rod May was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash at Gong Gong last month.

Rod May was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash at Gong Gong last month.

Creswick Ward councillor Don Henderson has put forward the motion, which if successful will see a space within the ward named after the organic farmer who started made his first foray into public life on the-then Creswick council. 

The area, which would be decided through consultation with council staff and Mr May’s family members, would be a space where the well known environmentalist had planted native species.  

In addition to his role with local government, Mr May was one of the pioneering forces behind a project in the 1970s and 1980s which led a team of unemployed people in planting trees throughout reserves and roadsides in central Victoria. 

Mr May, who also ran for state parliament, was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash which occurred in Gong Gong just outside of Ballarat in late May.