Cessnock Electorate’s Hidden Treasures

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Clayton Barr, MP, State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock has today announced the three Hidden Treasures for the Cessnock Electorate.

Mr Barr said that the contribution of volunteers has never been more important as the past 12 months have seen our rural communities facing multiple challenges including drought, bushfires and COVID-19.

“It is during times of adversity we see the wonderful giving spirit of our volunteers,” said Mr Barr.

The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is part of the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Network program that recognises the outstanding work of female volunteers and to celebrate and acknowledge their contribution to rural and regional communities.
The 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll recipients in the Cessnock Electorate are:

  • Mrs Karen Blandon.
  • Mrs Jane Goldie.
  • Ms Nadine Hickey.

“I offer my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to these three ladies for their invaluable contribution to our local communities,” Mr Barr said.

Past nominees for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll can be found at: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rural-support/rural-womens-network/hidden-treasures