BAYSWATER mayor Filomena Piffaretti has paid tribute to former Bayswater councillor Graham Pittaway, who died on January 14, aged 81.
Mr Pittaway was elected to council in 2000 and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for “service to the community through local government and a range of health business and educational organisations” in 2005.
A printer by trade, Mr Pittaway was also a life member of the Speech and Hearing Centre, Osborne Park Agricultural Society, St Marks College and the Morley Business Association.
“He was passionate about developing partnerships and economic development and worked closely with local businesses to promote opportunities for business improvements,” Cr Piffaretti said.
“Graham was also passionate about community safety and was an active and valued member of the city’s roadwise advisory committee.”
Mr Pittaway chaired the city’s golf committee and established charity golf days.
“These are but a few of Graham’s achievements and we remember him as a passionate and valued member of this council,” Ms Piffaretti said.
The West Perth Football Club’s board also acknowledged Mr Pittaway’s death, as he’d been a director in the ‘90s and a player advocate.
“A long-time Falcons supporter and sponsor, Graham will be sadly missed by his sloving family and friends,” the board said in a statement.
Mr Pittaway lost his seat on council in 2013 when he was defeated by Michelle Sutherland in an election that saw a major shift in council allegiences and the end of Terry Kenyon’s reign as mayor.