Alstonville’s Bob Wilson gets Community Service Award


Bob Wilson receiving NSW Community Service Award from DonThe Member for Ballina, Don Page, has announced that Robert (Bob) Wilson from Alstonville has received a prestigious NSW Community Service Award.

The NSW Government’s Community Service Award recognises people who have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life of members of their community.

“Bob Wilson is synonymous with Alstonville and he was instrumental in lobbying to get the Alstonville bypass built,” Mr Page said.

“Bob lobbied tirelessly for many years for the bypass to take the trucks and heavy traffic out of Alstonville’s main street and what a difference this has made to the town.

“Over many years Bob Wilson has been involved in a wide range of organisations including the Alstonville RSL branch, Far North Coast Legacy, the Alstonville Agricultural Society, the Bypass committee, Safety House and Neighbourhood Watch.

“He also has a long list of commendations including an APEX Citizen’s Award, the Centenary Medal for Service to the Community and Ballina Shire Citizen of the Year in 2004.

“On behalf of the Ballina electorate I thank Mr Wilson for the time and commitment he has invested in his community and congratulate him on receiving a NSW Community Service Award.

“I also thank his wife, Annette, who has been so supportive of Bob and who has allowed the community to have so much of his time.”

Mr Wilson is one of only two people to receive a State Government Community Service Award for 2015.  The other person is Warren Simmons from Byron Bay.

PICTURE: Bob Wilson (left) receives his award from Don Page.

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