Town un­veils plaque at Ed­wards park

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

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.

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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.

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