Ms JODI McKAY (Strathfield) (13:49): I bring to the attention of the House the significant contribution of Mr Peter Smith, who was recently awarded as the Centre for Volunteering Senior Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year for the Sydney Mid Western region. Anyone who knows Peter knows he has a passion for helping others, which is reflected in the countless community events and groups he is involved with.
They include the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, Clean Up Australia Day and the annual Strathfield Carols by Candlelight. As an active member of the Strathfield Rotary Club, Peter initiated the Graffiti Removal Project and established the Rotary Rotaract Club for young adults in the Strathfield area. Even with all this to keep him busy, Peter still finds time to mentor students through the Homebush Boys Interact Club. I acknowledge the incredible contribution he has made to our community both as a former mayor of Strathfield and as a volunteer. I place on the record of this Parliament our gratitude for his many years of service to the community.