Charles and Motee Rogers were Toowoomba residents well known for their musical talents and their substantial contribution to the dairy and grain growing industries. They donated the Bushland Reserve to Crows Nest Shire Council in 1993, and bequeathed the remainder of their Highfields property to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Charles and Motee Rogers Park celebrates their considerable generosity.

The Nature Trail was a project of the former Crows Nest Shire Council Natural Resource Management Program and was officially opened by the the Crows Nest Shire Council Mayor Cr Geoff Patch and was documented in the Toowoomba Chronicle Newspaper on 21st December 2001 (see article below).

Feature Newspaper Article from The Chronicle dated 21st December 2001 regarding the opening of the Nature Trail through the Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve.

Charles Rogers passed away at age 78 in December 1994.  (see newspaper article below from the Toowoomba Chronicle).

The Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve consists of over 6 hectares of Remnant Dry Rainforest Vegetation, and is one of the last remaining examples of it's kind in the Highfields Region.  It is classed as an Endangered Ecosystem (Regional Ecosystem 12.5.6) under Queensland Legislation's National Vegetation Management Act and a Biodiversity "Area of Ecological Significance" on the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme.


Plan and Lot Numbers for the three blocks that make up the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve at Highfields.

Yellow border shows the busland for the entire Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve - listed as an Endangered Ecosystem (RE 12.5.6) under Queensland Legislation - Vegetation Management Act.
(Map Source:  Redleaf projects - Environmental Report on Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, 8 April 2014)