Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-126226
Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)
Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)
——Speaker, I rise today to congratulate a local environmentalist and member of the Oatley community, Ken Mason, for his outstanding achievements in his field. Ken recently received a 2021 Environmental Achievement Award for his contributions to conservation efforts within our local community. This was part of the 11th annual St George Community Awards, which I run each year. The Environmental Achievement Award acknowledges Ken's service to the Australian Wildlife Society, of which he was the Vice President for six years. It also recognises his dedication to the local community. Ken was heavily involved in revegetating the garden outside the National Office in Hurstville. Ken is an integral member of the 'Friends of Glenlee Association', who endeavour to protect both the ecosystem and wildlife in the area. He has also been heavily involved in the care and maintenance of one of the most wonderful parks in our local area, Evatt Park. Speaker, it is of upmost importance to celebrate the unsung heroes of our community and give them recognition for going above and beyond in their field. I congratulate Ken and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.