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The viewing platform in West Tamar wetlands is dedicated to former Launceston Mayor and long serving City Council Alderman, Graeme Beams.  The platform recognises his passionate advocacy of the river's potential. Graeme Beams was directly involved in the development of a number of boardwalks around Launceston's riverbank.

Graeme Beams devoted much of his public life to attracting funding to improve his city and its surroundings. He spent 26 years pestering federal and state entities for funding. He secured money for numerous projects including the Earl Art Centre, the Summerdale Community Centre, the St Leonards Hockey Centre, the Inveresk Railyards development and the Launceston bikeway.



Address:West Tamar Road , West Tamar Wetlands, Trevallyn , 7250
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.432568
Long: 147.123674
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 30th August, 2012
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This Tamar River viewing platform is dedicated 
to former Launceston Mayor Graeme  Beams, 
a long-serving Launceston City Council Alderman. 
In memory of his love of the river and
for the enjoyment of the people of Northern Tasmania

The deck was officially opened by the 
Mayor of Launceston Alderman
Albert Van Zetten 
on the 30th August 2012



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au