Invitation to comment - renaming of Clarke Way Reserve (Clarke Way, Bassendean) to Abell Reserve

Posted on: Monday, 17 July 2017 at 4:25:07 PM

Public comment is sought in relation to the proposed renaming of Clarke Way Reserve to Abell Reserve in honour of the community contribution by Clive and Carol Abell to the Town of Bassendean.


Clarke Way Reserve runs between Clarke Way and Reid St, Bassendean.


Clive was a life member of the State Emergency Service (SES) Volunteers Association of Western Australia for his services to the organisation including holding the position of president. He also served as a volunteer with the Bassendean SES unit as Local Manager. In 2008, Clive was posthumously awarded the Fire & Emergency Services Authority (FESA) Outstanding Achievement Medal (FOAM). The FOAM Award is the highest and most prestigious internal FESA award. The FOAM award recognises outstanding contributions by emergency service volunteers, either over an extended period of time, or in relation to an isolated event, that have helped the organisation to achieve its vision of ‘A Safer Community’. The FOAM Award is awarded to FESA members who have performed over and above what would normally be expected of a person in a similar role/situation. The award recognised Clive’s professional approach and the enduring respect that he earned from his colleagues and peers.


The Town of Bassendean recognised Clive’s commitment to the local community in 2000 by awarding him the Town’s Citizen of the Year award. Clive had been an active member of many Town of Bassendean committees, such as the Public Events, Centenary of Local Government and Bicentennial Committees and was instrumental in organising the ‘World Wobble Board Championships’ at the Bassendean Fair in 2001. He was a member of the Bassendean Historical Society and the Bassendean Preservation Group. Clive who passed away aged 60 in 2008 was actively supported by his wife Carol who passed away aged 68 in 2015. Clive and Carol are survived by their children Paul, Karen and Helen who have each endorsed the proposed renaming of Clarke Way Reserve to Abell Reserve.


Further information and details on the contribution that Clive and Carol Abell made to the Town of Bassendean are available from the Customer Service Centre, 35 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean; the Bassendean Memorial Library, 46 Old Perth Rd Bassendean.


Any comment or feedback on the renaming of the reserve is to be in writing and can be submitted to the Town in the following ways:


By post:                             PO Box 87 Bassendean WA 6054

Hand-delivery:                  Customer Service Centre, 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean


Website:                            http://www.

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Submissions are to be received by 5pm 22 August 2017.

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