The ‘Walk of Fame’ comes to Mt Lawley

Beaufort Street could look like the Hollywood walk of fame.
Beaufort Street could look like the Hollywood walk of fame.

HOLLYWOOD glamour could soon pave the streets of Mount Lawley if City of Stirling Councillor Joe Ferrante gets his way.

Cr Ferrante put forward a motion last night to investigate the LA-style “walk of fame”, displaying the achievements of famous West Australians with commemorative plaques on Beaufort Street.

Cr Ferrante said the project would be a boost for the community and tourism.

“This will bring star power to the City of Stirling and showcase some prominent West Australians who have gone that extra mile,” he said.

“Imagine names like Hugh Jackman, Daniel Ricciardo, bands like Eskimo Joe and Birds of Tokyo and the late Bon Scott and Heath Ledger.”

Councillors were enthusiastic about the idea, voting in favour of preparing a report into the project last week.

Cr Ferrante even said he would be willing to contribute his own funds to make the project happen.

“This will be a real tourist attraction, it could even coincide with WA Day,” he said.

“It will be good for local businesses, adding vitality and fun to the suburb.”

Stirling officers will prepare a report into the cost and logistics of installing the walk of fame, to be presented at a future council meeting.

It is estimated it will take council officers a total of 115 hours to complete the report and cost up to $7,000, with time spent on local history research and cost analysis.

What do you think – is Mount Lawley the perfect place for a WA-style “walk of fame”?