Shire celebrates year’s biggest achievements
Celebration of community achievements and support for victims of domestic violence were key talking points at this year’s Shire of Harvey annual dinner at the Leschenault Pavilion in Australind.
The theme of the night was “a touch of purple”, building on the shire’s support of the Purple Bench Project from the Women’s Council for Domestic Violence Services.
The family of beloved and dedicated resident Olive Maughan received a posthumous award on her behalf for her countless contributions to the community of Harvey.
Mrs Maughan was a resident of Harvey for 78 years and was involved in the junior farmers, Harvey Nulsen Radio Club, the Harvey Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Harvey Agricultural Society, just to name a few.
Other special special guests for the evening included Shire of Harvey freeman John Sabourne, Forrest MHR Nola Marino, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and South West MLC Adele Farina.
Former chief executive officer Michael Parker was farewelled and replacement Annie Riordan was given a warm welcome to her new role.
Harvey shire president Tania Jackson gave a summary of major projects in the region, such as the recovery from the 2016 WaroonaYarloop bushfires and funding for Myalup Wellington Water for Food Project.
Richard Dukes, Harvery shire councillor Craig Carbone and councillor Amanda Lovitt.
Harvey shire president Tania Jackson with the Maughan family who received a posthumous award for Olive Maughan's contribution to the community.
Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn, Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and South West MLC Adele Farina.
Lucy Smailes and Shire of Harvey executive manager corporate services Shane Collie.
Harvey shire councillor Bill Adams and Janet Adams.
Debbie Brown, Tania Jackson, Karen Hnderson and Chris Maughan listen as Dean Maughan gives a speech about his mother Olive's many roles.
Ian and Debbie Brown.
Shire of Harvey freeman John Sabourne and Forrest MHR Nola Marino.
Marguerite Monagle and Harvey shire councillor Peter Monagle.
Leschenault Pavilion general manager Pankaj Sinha.