Published 05 March 2018

The City of Tea Tree Gully today pays tributes to former Mayor Tom Milton, who sadly lost his battle with terminal cancer late last month.

Mr Milton became Mayor in 1989, after the resignation of the previous Mayor, John Tilley.

During his time as Mayor from 1989-1991, Mr Milton oversaw several key milestones, including the opening of the Modbury Heights Observatory, the Cobbler Creek Nature Trail, the Tea Tree Gully Croquet Club and the opening of the Tea Tree Plaza O-Bahn interchange and the former Tea Tree Gully Library at the TAFE site.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Mr Milton served for over 12 years as a councillor as well as on various other committees. He was also both a foundation and life member of the CFS and the Hope Valley Bowling Club, and an active member and past president of the Tea Tree Gully Lions Club.

Current Mayor Kevin Knight paid tribute to Mr Milton, saying Tom Milton was a generous and thoughtful man, who was committed to helping the community in whatever capacity he could.

‘Unfortunately Tom was too unwell to attend our 50-year Council anniversary in early February. He had the respect of many members in our community and he will be sadly missed by his family.’

A funeral for Mr Milton will be held today, Monday 5 March at The Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully Corps, 138 Reservoir Road, Modbury.