John Ballestrino

The second matter I wish to raise today is to congratulate an important pillar of our community who was a recipient of an Order of Australia medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours list — John Ballestrino. John is dedicated to the service of our local community. He was deservedly recognised on the weekend for his service, particularly to local sporting organisations of which there are simply too many to name. His service extends far beyond sporting organisations; it is to charity groups, school communities, traders associations and many others. In all of his endeavours he has been supported by his lovely family: his wife, Maree, and children Stephen, Luisa, Jake and Michael. I wish to publicly add my congratulations.