Outstanding Citizen and Community Group of the Year 2018

Published 28 January 2018

An advocate for the less fortunate and the local State Emergency Services branch have been named the City of Tea Tree Gully’s Australia Day Award winners for 2018.

At age 83, our Outstanding Citizen of the Year is showing no signs of slowing down. For the past 18 years, Brian Dallow has spent every Thursday leading the Modbury Uniting Church’s emergency relief program for the disadvantaged and has assisted many experiencing hardship with applying for financial assistance. Among other things, he was also a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years.

Outstanding Community Group went to the Tea Tree Gully State Emergency Services for their excellent work in responding to emergency situations and cleaning up our City after catastrophic events.

Major storm activity over the past 18 months saw demand for the volunteer workforce increase substantially. This contributed to the Tea Tree Gully branch recording its highest ever number of callouts during the 2016-2017 financial year.

Mayor Kevin Knight said he was honoured to celebrate the varied contributions and achievements of all the nominees, not just the award recipients.

He described them as inspirational and deserving of recognition for their hard work and dedication to the community.

“Our two award recipients are worthy of their accolades, they have definitely gone above and beyond, helping those suffering hardship and maintaining the safety of our community.

“I thank them both, as our City would be poorer without them,” Mayor Knight said.