Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC, today congratulated six Hunter community volunteers who have been recognised for their roles in managing local Crown Reserves.
30 Crown Reserve volunteers have been acknowledged in the latest round of service recognition across NSW.
“Local Crown Reserves, which include assets such as public halls, parks, racecourses and sports grounds. They rely so much on the work of volunteers and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to these community minded individuals,” Mr MacDonald said.
The local volunteers that have been recognised for their 10 years service include:
- Mr Greg Wright - Belmont Wetlands State Park Trust
- Ms Joanne Briggs - Glen Oak Recreation Reserve Trust
- Mr Alan Earle - Glen Oak Recreation Reserve Trust
- Ms Gina Sherritt - Glen Oak Recreation Reserve Trust
- Mr Brian Tame - Glen Oak Recreation Reserve Trust
- Mr Stuart Scott - Moonan Flat Public Hall Trust
“These volunteers have been formally recognised for their hard work and dedication to our Crown Reserves.
Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole said the NSW Government highly values the work of the trustees.
“I encourage more people to consider getting involved with their local trust and to find out more about how they can make a difference in their community,” Mr Toole said.
The award is part of the annual Regional Achievement and Community Awards and recognises the work done by individuals, local communities and councils who manage Crown reserves.
A full list of those being recognised is available here: http://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/about_crown_land/publications/exhibition_and_information/information/recognition-of-long-service
More information about how to get involved in your local trust: http://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/trusts/join_a_trust
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