Honour surprises Citizen of the Year
Mundubbera’s finest enjoy Australia Day awards
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.