Place Names Register Extract

La Pira Circuit

Extract date: 25/03/2019

Name La Pira
Type Designation Circuit
Place Id 22502
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 24 August 2007
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin La Pira Circuit is named in commemoration of Pietro (Peter) La Pira (1913-1992) who migrated to Australia in 1952 from Torino, northern Italy. Not long after arriving in Australia he formed a partnership with Joe Vogliotti which later became Interconstruction Pty Ltd, specialising in subdivision and Stuart Highway and beef road construction contracts.
In 1964, Peter married Nica, a local farmer's daughter, whom he had met while on holiday in Torino. Peter Junior was born in 1965.
With continued growth of the company, the La Pira family invested in property, through Joondanna Investments, developing the Asti Motel and Karama and Palmerston Shopping complexes. Peter La Pira succumbed to cancer and died in 1992 in Bowral Hospital, NSW, aged 78

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
24/08/2007 Registered
05/09/2007 NTG 36

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