Hon­our sur­prises Cit­i­zen of the Year

Mun­dub­bera’s finest en­joy Aus­tralia Day awards

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

IT­WAS a sur­prised Peter Van Breemen who was an­nounced as Mun­dub­bera’s Cit­i­zen of the Year on Aus­tralia Day.

It was a dif­fi­cult job to keep him in town that morn­ing, as his role as se­nior su­per­vi­sor in the coun­cil meant he was anx­ious to check out re­ports of flood­ing in other parts of theNorth Bur­nett.

Af­ter help­ing to close off the bridge to traf­fic in Gayn­dah on Sun­day af­ter­noon, Mr Van Breemen took the op­por­tu­nity of a lift with the heli­copter pi­lot who was re­turn­ing to Mun­dub­bera.

On Mon­day morn­ing, he was again in a heli­copter check­ing on the safety of out­ly­ing res­i­dents.

Coun­cil­lor Faye Whe­lan said he was “an out­stand­ing con­trib­u­tor to the Mun­dub­bera and district com­mu­ni­ties”.

He has vol­un­teered his time and ef­forts above and be­yond his po­si­tion as work su­per­vi­sor for more than 30 years.

An ac­tive cook­ing mem­ber of the former Mun­dub­bera Apex Club, sup­porter of the Eidsvold Apex Club, vol­un­teer mem­ber Queens­land Ru­ral Fire Ser­vices, Mr Van Breemen also works closely with other com­mu­nity groups such as Ro­tary and Lions.

While he loves to chat, Peter is also happy to work be­hind the scenes for many events, with­out seek­ing praise or recog­ni­tion.

The nom­i­na­tor com­mented

"Peter Van Breemen has vol­un­teered his time and ef­forts above and be­yond his po­si­tion as work su­per­vi­sor more than 30 years”

that Peter was the per­fect ex­am­ple of why peo­ple fell in love with Mun­dub­bera – through pas­sion, com­mit­ment and ex­cite­ment.

Mr Van Breemen’s lo­cal knowl­edge has pro­vided in­valu­able as­sis­tance dur­ing fire and flood events over the past few years.

Dur­ing such dif­fi­cult times, he is con­sis­tent, im­par­tial on many lev­els and his work ethic is ex­tremely high.

AUS­TRALIA DAY: Mun­dub­bera’s out­stand­ing ci­ti­zens of 2012 with their Aus­tralia Day Awards.

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