A memorial statue of Sir Charles Court will be built in Perth to commemorate the former Premier’s life and service to the State of Western Australia.
Premier Alan Carpenter made the announcement today during his condolence speech to Parliament.
“Sir Charles was a hard working and visionary champion of WA,” Mr Carpenter said.
“He fought fiercely to establish, build and promote the WA economy within Australia and the international community and there is no doubt we are all benefiting from that today.
“I believe this statue will be a fitting memorial to Sir Charles Court’s extraordinary life.”
The Premier said he had consulted with Richard Court as a representative of the Court family and that Mr Court was supportive of such a memorial.
“A location has not yet been determined, but we both believe somewhere along St George’s Terrace, possibly in the proposed resources precinct being planned for the west end of the city, would be an appropriate setting,” he said.
“A location I have nominated is the Florence Hummerston Reserve on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Spring Street in Perth.
“The location is symbolically important, given Sir Charles’ role in the development of the North-West Shelf, as it is diagonally opposite the Woodside building.
“However, we will work with the Court family and the City of Perth to determine the best site for the memorial.”
The State Government will shortly seek tenders from WA artists to create the statue.
Richard Court will be part of the panel that will select the successful artist.
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