Town unveils plaque at Edwards park
GEORGE Oswald Edwards has a permanent mark in Burswood after the Town of Victoria Park unveiled a plaque at the G.O. Edwards Park.
Mr Edwards was the Clerk for the City of Perth from 1965 to 1981 and oversaw multiple works, including turning a former tip site into the park G.O. Edwards Park is today.
His plan provided for the development of about 20 hectares, the creation of two lakes, the development of contours, roads, carparks and the construction of a gazebo.
Mr Edwards died in June last year, aged 97. He was survived by his son Terry.
“It was the vision of G.O. Edwards that has given us such an amazing and picturesque setting that we are able to appreciate today and I’m proud the Town is able to recognise his achievements,” Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said.
Edwards’ legacy is set to continue, with a five-year staged redevelopment of the area approved by the Town.
The plan includes upgraded lighting, pathways, drainage, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Mayor Trevor Vaughan and Terry Edwards unveiling the plaque in Burswood.