Name proposed for new park

04 March 2022 8:00 AM

The City of Kalamunda has endorsed, for public advertising, a proposal to name the park bordered by Koda Mews and Crimson Boulevard in Forrestfield Noel Morich Park. The request was from Noel’s family and considered under the City’s recently adopted policy on the naming of Parks, Reserves, Streets and Infrastructure. The proposal is now open for community feedback.

Mr Bernard (Noel) Morich was born on 30 January 1944 and moved to Forrestfield in 1979, dedicating close to 40 years to the district teaching culture and history and made a significant contribution to the region.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said the proposal to name the park after Noel was a fitting tribute.

“From his time as the Perth Metropolitan Area’s sole Aboriginal Liaison Officer for the Department of Education, to his later years conducting Welcome to Country ceremonies and sitting on the Whadjuk Working Party consulting on the development undertaken at the Hartfield Park Maamba site, Noel was a fantastic contributor to our local and wider communities.”, she said.

“We wholeheartedly support the proposal to name the site in recognition of the significant contribution Noel has made to our community, particularly in so passionately sharing his history, heritage and culture with everyone.”

“We want to hear from the community on what you think about the name for the park — I encourage everyone to get in touch and have your say.”

Have Your Say!

Community members can review the Policy – Governance 19 Naming of Parks, Reserves, Streets and Infrastructure, find out more about Noel, or provide feedback on the proposed name of the park online via https://engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/noel-morich-park

Alternative to the online survey, 1hard copies of the survey are available at the City of Kalamunda’s Administration during business hours. Written submissions can be provided via:

In Person: City of Kalamunda, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday,1 April 2022.

For any further information, please contact the City of Kalamunda via telephone on (08) 9257 9999 during office hours.

1 Print and interactive document versions are available for download from the City's Engagement Portal

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