Kwinana tower renamed the Rodger Hamilton Wildflower Lookout Tower


Special guests at the naming ceremony included Rodger’s wife Judy and his family and friends with Mayor Carol Adams.
Special guests at the naming ceremony included Rodger’s wife Judy and his family and friends with Mayor Carol Adams.

FAMILY of the late Rodger Hamilton paid homage to his contributions to Kwinana with the renaming of the Lookout Tower on Sunday.

The tower is located at the Rotary Club of Kwinana’s Wildflower Reserve in Orelia.

Mayor Carol Adams was delighted to officially re-name the Lookout Tower.

“It is my pleasure especially here in the company of Rodger’s wife Judy and her family to officially re-name the tower; The Rodger Hamilton Wildflower Lookout Tower,” she said.

Councillor Bob Thompson said Rodger emanated the club’s motto.

“Service above self,” he said.

“His approach to everything he did was quiet and unassuming.”

Kwinana Rotary Public Relations Officer James Sharkey and member Eric Blogg said it was apt to name it after its creator.

“Rodger supervised the construction, assembly off site and on-site installation using materials and labour made available courtesy of BHP Steel on the Kwinana strip,” they said.

“In the final phase two 20 tonne semi-trailers and a twenty tonne crane slowly made their way via a sandy track to install the 11-metre tower.”

“The tower has tremendous views of the reserve, particularly now with all the wildflowers in bloom.”