For­mer mayor among medals

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By JON BAS­SETT

COTTES­LOE’s 2017 Aus­tralia Day award re­cip­i­ents com­prised a for­mer coun­cil­lor, a life­saver and a dis­abil­ity ser­vices group.

Cit­i­zen of the Year was for­mer coun­cil­lor Robert Row­ell, who served on the coun­cil for more than 28 years, in­clud­ing three as mayor, be­fore re­tir­ing in 2015.

“He put for­ward rec­om­men­da­tions that in­tro­duced re­cy­cling of waste for res­i­dents, and was in­stru­men­tal in re­de­vel­op­ing Napoleon Street into a one-way street to help lo­cal busi­nesses at­tract shop­pers, and he was also the in­sti­ga­tor of se­cur­ing the Sculp­ture by the Sea exhibition for Cottes­loe,” Mayor Jo Dawkins said.

The youth Cit­i­zen of the Year was Cottes­loe Surf Life Sav­ing Club pa­trol cap­tain El­iza Jackson (18).

“In recog­ni­tion of her con­tri­bu­tion to the club, El­iza was recog­nised by Surf Life Sav­ing WA as one of five fi­nal­ists com­pet­ing for the 2016 Life­saver of the Year Award as part of their an­nual Awards of Ex­cel­lence,” Mrs Dawkins said.

Gib­ney Street’s Lady Law­ley Cot­tage, which sup­ports chil­dren, young adults with dis­abil­ity and their par­ents, was the Com­mu­nity Group of the Year for its work since 1903.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt­mu­ni­ d464383

Lyn Ed­mond­son and niece Jana with Cottes­loe Mayor Jo Dawkins and Matthew Pavlich.

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