Community Recognition Statements March 2021
Community Recognition Statements delivered in the Fifty-Seventh Parliament of New South Wales by the Member for Barwon Roy Butler during March 2021.
Binnaway Show Society
I would like to recognise and congratulate Binnaway Show Society on their hard work in the building of the new Horse Sport Yards. The Show Society were successful in receiving funding through My Community Project. Since receiving the funding they have worked tirelessly to complete the project with more than 600 hours of volunteer labour. The yards are now a place that the whole community can enjoy and will bring visitors to town to compete and watch horse sports, and spend some time in the region. Their hard work and passion is a fantastic asset for the community of Binnaway – no doubt they'll continue to go from strength to strength. I commend the Binnaway Show Society – Howard Scifleet, Margaret Scifleet , Brendan Phillips, Jane Phillips, Harry Powell, Claudia Dunlop, Mark Scifleet, Tom Scifleet , Ashley Scifleet, Emma Staples, Dave Staples, Stephen Coe, Julianne Thompson, Larry Tolmie, Pam Southwell, Tim Rains, Meghan Rains, Any Rains, Ben Rains, Frank Letts, Callum Letts, Ren Letts, Ian Selwyn, Rob Adams, Tom Robertson, Stephen McEvoy, Dan Stewart, Simone Wilson, Will Smallwood, Jen Sansom, Michael Rapley, Michelle Rapley, Jack Rapley, Eleanor Rapley, DJ Henley, Jim Larkin, Melinda Larkin, Jack Larkin, and Emily Larkin.
Vale Wulf Reichler, OAM
It is with the greatest respect that I recognise Mr Wulf Ernst Reichler OAM, former Mayor of Brewarrina Shire Council. Mr Reichler was born in Germany and moved to the Western Division of New South Wales in late 1953. He worked on various properties before moving to the Brewarrina Township in 1960 with his wife Ursula whom together had 3 sons - Eric, Peter, Ralph and 1 daughter – Enid. In 1987 Mr Reichler was elected to Council and in September 2012 he was elected Mayor of Brewarrina. In 2013 after many years of service to the Brewarrina Shire and Local Governments across the state, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal. Along with his Mayoral duties Wulf was involved with many organisations both within and outside of Council. He was a member of the Brewarrina Bush Fire Brigade, President of the Brewarrina Clay Target Club, Founding committee member of the Brewarrina Festival of the Fisheries and many more. I would like to extend my condolences to Mr Reichler's family and thank him for his service to the Brewarrina community.
Kyle Loughran is a local Cobar man who stands out in the community for his positive attitude to life and commitment to the town. Kyle is a Director on the Board of the local RSL Club and also owns and operates a window cleaning business which allows him many opportunities to engage locals or visitors in conversation about his real passion sports – be it local or international competitions. This year Kyle has been appointed the role of Manager to the Cobar Roosters under 18`s side this follows years of refereeing and assisting the Junior and Senior football sides. Kyle has also been involved with the local Tennis Club and loves a good fair game of Pool. His positive attitude is an inspiration to all, young and old of Cobar and the surrounding communities. I would like to congratulate Kyle for being a fantastic asset to the community of Cobar. Kyle recently celebrated his 30th birthday and his engagement to his lovely partner Taylah. I am proud to wish Kyle all the best in his future ventures along with a long happy and prosperous married life.
Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour Guides
The Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour is one of the ways that tourists can experience the heritage buildings and understand the rich mining history that is synonymous with the city. This free service is run entirely by volunteers; seven local people with an extensive knowledge and passion for Broken Hill. The volunteer group re-started the Heritage Walk program in 2017 and have since raised $8,000 from tourist donations. They recently decided to donate $2,000.00 to four worthy causes. The Far West Local Health District's Palliative Care Unit, Silverlea Early Childhood Services, Bishop Fox Memorial Meal Centre and RSPCA Broken Hill were the recipients of these funds. I extend my congratulations to the Heritage Walk Tour Volunteers, for sharing your knowledge and passion for Broken Hill and thank you for your commitment to promoting tourism.
Amanda Cheal – Barwon Woman of the Year
Amanda Cheal is a champion of young people, so it comes as no surprise the positive effects she has had on the youth of Walgett since starting with the Walgett PCYC in 2014. Amanda has been the driving force behind ensuring the Walgett PCYC receives funding to enable them to get out of a demountable building and into a purpose built facility. The love Amanda has for the youth of Walgett is life changing for many. Amanda along with the PCYC guide the kids into pathways that lead to a better future. As a result Amanda and the team at the PCYC's constant dedication there has been a decline in police – youth reportable interactions in Walgett. Amanda shows individuals that can make a large difference in communities and the lives of young people. During every visit I've made to the PCYC at Walgett I have seen first-hand young people who are comfortable and confident in the company of the adults around them be it a didgeridoo making, aboriginal dance class or just chilling out. Amanda is a dynamo exhibiting dedication leadership. She is great example of the leadership demonstrated by women across Barwon.