Names on plaques ‘pompous’
TOWN of Cambridge deputy mayor Pauline O’Connor declared names on commemorate plaques “utterly pompous”.
Councillor Andres Timmermanis moved a motion at the Council’s August meeting for the Town to prepare a policy about commemorate plaques affixed to its facilities, in what could have been a WA first for a local government.
The policy would have specified whose names would appear on a plaque, including the Mayor, senior State and-or Federal politicians present at an opening and the architect or builder.
Councillors debated for and against a policy, with councillor Louis Carr speaking in favour of one, sharing an anecdote about his grandfather and former Labor education minister who helped build high schools in Perth.
Cr Rod Bradley said plaques offered history and context to the building they were attached to.
Cr O’Connor was against the motion. “I think names on plaques are totally, utterly pompous,” she said. The motion was lost.