Speaker, I rise to acknowledge Kim Wagstaff and the Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society for their continued advocacy and commitment to protecting our local environment.
The Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society was established in 1955 by local residents with a passion for the preservation of plants and wildlife in local parks and reserves.
Over their 65-year history, they have taught members the importance of environmental conservation, and the need to protect native plants and wildlife species.
It is for these reasons that the organisation was honoured with an Environmental Achievement Award as part of the 2020 St George Community Awards.
These awards honour some of the many wonderful community groups, businesses and individuals who go above and beyond each and every day to make our community a better place.
This is a very well-deserved award. I thank Kim and his team for everything that they have achieved in the past 65 years.