Plaque bid for late campaigner

Husband Karl Rundle and community watchdog Audrey Hine want recognition for Mrs Rundle’s efforts to save the bushland from development, both personally and as a Wanneroo councillor from 1990 to 1994.

Mrs Rundle died last September after battling emphysema and lung cancer for several years.

The council will consider the request at its May 27 meeting.

In a report to councillors, infrastructure services director Nico Claassen said Mrs Rundle had worked through Hepburn Woodland Preservation Group to save the land.

After the campaign she had joined its successor, Friends of Hepburn and Pinnaroo Bushland.

‘The sustained dedication of Mrs Rundle and other members of the community resulted in the preservation of a significant area of the bushland,’ he said.

Mr Claassen told a briefing session last Tuesday that the recommendation was for a 200mm by 150mm plaque on a 1m-high limestone plinth.