Walk of Fame recognises high achievers
Justin Langer can rest assured his name will forever live on in the City of Joondalup, long after he steps away from the cauldron of international cricket.
Langer is one of 11 names to be immortalised in the City of Joondalup’s Walk of Fame; a new feature in the Joondalup City Centre.
The West Australian cricket icon and current Australian cricket coach heads an impressive list of inaugural inductees to have their names inscribed on specially designed pavers to be laid along Central Walk.
The pavers will be located at the Boas Avenue end with a view to extending through to Reid Promenade. Langer’s plaque has already been installed.
The Walk of Fame was first put forward by Deputy Mayor Russ Fishwick (pictured with Langer and Mayor Albert Jacob) who wanted to publicly recognise members of the Joondalup community who have achieved success at an elite level.
Langer lived in Warwick, Duncraig and Sorrento, attended primary school in Greenwood and also played junior cricket in the City before progressing through State and international ranks to play 105 Test Matches for Australia.
He will be joined on the Walk of Fame by Daniel Ricciardo (Formula 1), Greg Hire (basketball), Matt Priddis (football), Casey Dellacqua (tennis), Jessica Bratich Johnson (karate), Brian Bratich (karate), Shaun Tan (artist illustrator, comic books and film), Michael Malone (business), Mike Hussey (cricket) and David Hussey (cricket).
Mayor Jacob said despite Joondalup being a relatively young City, many high achieving members of the community had made significant impacts at a local, national and international level over the past few decades.
“I congratulate the inaugural inductees into the City’s Walk of Fame, and I look forward to seeing more names being added in the years to come,” he said.
“Joondalup is a City that encourages its community members – no matter what area of interest they have – to follow their dreams.”
The nomination criteria for the Walk of Fame includes:
- Residing in the City for over five years and /or attending a school within the City of Joondalup for over five years;
- Area of recognition: Sport / business or professional /community;
- Clubs played for within the City of Joondalup;
- Business / professional / community achievements;
- Involvement with the community / philanthropy within the City of Joondalup;
- Awards received elsewhere;
- Media profile.
The City will call for nominations for the next group of inductees later in 2021. The selection panel will then consider these nominations before announcing the recipients in 2022.