COUNCIL will name land on McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills after the Wehr family who farmed there from 1963.
The 9415 square metres at 61 McMillan Road will be named Wehr Urban Habitat.
Cr Tracey Huges said she had initiated the naming after being approached by the community in 2016.
"The Wehr family is held in high regard by the community and their association with Redlands Coast is representative of this area and our history," Cr Huges said.
"Three generations of the family settled on the land from the 1960s and continue to live on Redlands Coast.
"Given their long tradition of farming on and preserving this land, the fact that the property will bear the family's name and be termed 'urban habitat' is a fitting tribute to them."
Cr Huges said the community planned to hold a tree planting day and wanted to set up a Bushcare group.
The decision to name the land was taken two weeks after council agreed to transfer 61 McMillan Road to the state in exchange for a block on Wellington Street.
The exchange related to the proposed Redland Aquatic and Emergency Precinct.
A council report said the Wehr family had fled East Germany in 1959.
When the Wehr's bought the scrub land at Alexandra Hills in 1963, McMillan Road was not sealed and was accessible from Dawson Road. The family grew strawberries, passionfruit, cucumbers, pumpkin and other small crops.
Farming stopped after Mr Wehr died in 1976. The family divided the land into five lots, with one sold to the youngest child Helmut.
Three generations of descendents of Wilhelm Wehr still live in the area, with some of the youngest family members attending Cleveland and Ormiston state schools.
Mayor Karen Williams said the land was referred to as Fruit Tree Park but that name had not been formally approved.
"With the adoption of the new city plan in October, the property has a zoning of conservation," she said.
"Under council's Conservation Land Management Strategy and, based on the property's features, the land should have the addendum of 'urban habitat' in its name.
"In renaming the property, council acknowledges the Wehr family's history with the land and how the Redlands Coast community and landscape has evolved."
Cr Williams said an appropriate sign displaying the new name would soon be installed on the site.
Council acquired the land in 2010 and has maintained it as an environmental area.
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