Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup asks City of Mandurah to name park after the late Arthur Marshall

Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup with Liza Harvey MLA (back) and Arthur Marshall earlier this year.
Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup with Liza Harvey MLA (back) and Arthur Marshall earlier this year.

DAWESVILLE MLA Zak Kirkup wants a park or garden in Dawesville to be named after former Dawesville MLA Arthur Marshall.

He asked the City of Mandurah to consider honouring Mr Marshall, who died earlier this year aged 83.

Mr Kirkup noted Mr Marshall was the first Member for Dawesville and said there was no doubt he had a significant impact on the development of both Mandurah and the Peel region.

“I hope for favourable consideration by the City in the naming a park or reserve after him,’’ he said.

“In doing so, I hope it not only recognises his immense contribution to Mandurah and the Peel but it might help inspire younger generations to continue on his commitment to the community, sport and civic duty.”

Mr Kirkup said Mr Marshall had made a huge contribution – instigating the process to get a WAFL licence for Peel Thunder, being a member of the steering committee to enlarge Peel Health Campus from 36 to 150 beds and being inaugural chairman of Peel Health Campus, raising more than $4million to expand it and add a 12-bed paediatric wing.

“He advocated for Falcon Skate Park and fishing platforms along the Dawesville Channel and his commitment to the region never faltered, even when he was no longer a Member of Parliament,’’ Mr Kirkup said.