A bronze plague freshly set in the concrete footpath.
LOCAL LEGEND:  Deputy Mayor Amelia Parkins, joined with family of the late Peter Cox, officially unveiled the plaque for the 41st Walk of Honour inductee on Wednesday.


Plaque for 2024 Walk of Honour recipient officially unveiled

Published: 12 Jun 2024 4:11pm

A plaque for Wagga Wagga’s 2024 Walk of Honour recipient, Peter Cox, was officially unveiled in the city’s Baylis Street precinct today.

The Walk of Honour was established in 1998 and recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the community of Wagga Wagga.

Deputy Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Amelia Parkins says she is pleased to see the late Peter Cox become the 41st inductee.

“Peter was a dedicated and passionate leader whose life’s work focused on developing our community’s creative, intellectual and artistic life,” Cr Parkins said.

“Peter stands as an exemplary figure within our community, embodying the spirit of inspiration, generosity and selfless dedication that spanned many decades."

A group of people dressed in semi-formal winter clothing stand outside on a footbath lining a road. The women in the middle holds a large framed print, and on the footpath in front of them is a bronze plaque.

Peter Cox was named as the 41st Walk of Honour inductee during Wagga Wagga’s Australia Day Awards ceremony in January. His plaque is displayed near the Wollundry Lagoon bridge and Civic Centre forecourt.

Peter Cox was widely respected as a teacher, actor, writer, director, producer and mentor within our local community.

His career contributed largely to the local arts scene, and the nurturing of countless creative minds.

Notable achievements from Peter’s work include his involvement in feature films Backyard Ashes and The Merger, both of which turned the spotlight towards our local community and have been celebrated across international audiences.

Peter directed and produced a long list of musical tributes, stage productions, and interactive performances in Wagga Wagga, and fostered the education and upskilling of young emerging artists through his teaching career spanning 40 years, a majority of which took place at Kooringal High School.

“Peter’s enduring legacy lives on through the countless students, artists, musicians and crew he influenced,” Cr Parkins said.

“He taught us to care deeply for each other and our community, to nurture and care for the creativity that lives within all of us and to live our lives to the fullest.

“It is therefore very fitting that we acknowledge this incredible individual through a Walk of Honour placement here in Wagga Wagga.”