Opening of Noel Morich Park
12 November 2022 : 10:00 AM - 12 November 2022 : 11:00 AM
Following the community consultation in April 2022, we welcome the community to the official opening of the park with Welcome to Country and speeches with the Morich Family.
The park is bordered by Koda Mews and Crimson Boulevard in Forrestfield.
The Reserve (53723) is unofficially unnamed with Landgate, having been newly created as part of the Hales Estate. It is currently referred to, based on the road it is on, as ‘Koda Mews reserve’ however, this is not an official name.
Mr Bernard (Noel) Morich was born 30 January 1944 and moved to Forrestfield in 1979, dedicating close to 40 years to the district teaching culture and history and making a significant contribution to the region.
Noel was employed at the Education Department, where he worked as the sole Aboriginal Liaison Officer in the Perth Metropolitan Area, including schools in the district. In this work, he played a vital role in teaching culture and supporting Aboriginal Students attending schools throughout Perth.
In his later years, he was involved in many Welcome to Country’s, Heritage works, and was part of the Whadjuk Working Party from the early 2000s. This group undertook significant work with the CIty as part of development undertaken at the Hartfield Park Maamba site.
The family requested the site bordered by Koda
Mews and Crimson Boulevard in Forrestfield be
renamed Noel Morich Reserve and considered
under the City’s adopted policy on the naming of Parks, Reserves, Streets and Infrastructure (Governance 19).
Find out more about the community engagement for the request to rename the park
Corner of Crimson Boulevard and Koda Mews,
Noel Morich Park
City of Kalamunda
(08) 9257 9999
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.