City of Swan pair receive honorary Freeman of the City awards

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright with Barbara Dundas.
Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright and Ron Carey.
Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright with Barbara Dundas. Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright and Ron Carey.

THE City of Swan bestowed honorary Freeman of the City titles to two residents at its annual Mayoral Dinner last weekend.

Barbara Dundas and Ron Carey were given the prestigious title for their contributions to the community and City over four decades.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the council was delighted to be able to recognise the pair’s exceptional work.

He said as well as this award, Mrs Dundas was awarded City of Swan Citizen of the Year Award for 2017.

“Mrs Dundas has delivered outstanding service to the City of Swan and its residents through her contribution to heritage, community and culture for more than 40 year,” he said.

“Not only has she been a long serving and dedicated member of the Guildford Association, she has been instrumental in a number of significant projects including the Centenary of Artillery Commemorations, Talbot Hobbs Gate and Guildford Anzac’s walk trail.

“She has also been a member of many committees, including the Guildford Primary School, Stirling Square Working Group and various swan advisory groups.”

Mr Wainwright said Mr Carey had spent most of his life devoted to the community.

“Mr Carey has not only spent time on the City council advocating for the community, he has been looking after them in his capacity as a volunteer for almost 30 years,” he said.

“To name a few of his achievements, Mr Carey has been a volunteer driver with Swan Community Care Services for more than seven years and the president of their advisory committee for the past three years.

“He’s also a keen advocate for residential aged care within the City of Swan and successfully lobbies key stakeholders including local, State and Federal Government.”

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