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Bernie Dolan

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-126420

Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)

Bernie Dolan

Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)

——Speaker, I rise today to congratulate a member of my local community, Bernie Dolan, who has recently been awarded with a 2021 St George Community Group Award for his volunteering efforts at the St George Men's Shed. The Men's Shed is a wonderful initiative and something I am so proud to have operating in our community. It is run by volunteers who donate their time, providing services and specialised projects. They do this for people with disabilities, as well as community organisations like hospitals, schools and nursing homes. Bernie has volunteered at the Men's Shed for the last 8 years and goes to great lengths to ensure that projects are designed well, fit for purpose and fill a gap in the needs of the community. Some projects that Bernie has undertaken includes therapy tools for the St George and Calvary hospitals, custom ramps for wheelchair access and sensory gardens for special schools. I would like to congratulate Bernie Dolan on receiving this award and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.