Shire cel­e­brates year’s biggest achieve­ments

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - Sam Gibbs

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.

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