Kwinana Mayor Awarded Top Australian Honour

10/06/2019 12:00 a.m.

​10 June 2019

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams has been recognised in this years Queens Birthday Honours with an Order of Australia (General Division) in recognition of her 22 years of dedicated service to the Kwinana community and the local government sector.

In Australia the Honour’s Lists are proclaimed twice a year;  on Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s on 10th June with an OAM awarded to those people in the community whose service and contributions have had the effect of making a significant difference to Australian life or, more broadly, to humanity at large.

Mayor Adams said that she was so humbled to have been nominated for this prestigious award.  “When I received the notification of the award a few weeks ago, I was stunned especially when there are many in the Kwinana community who were just as worthy recipients.  I have been very fortunate to be in a public position where your efforts are more easily recognizable rather than the many unsung heroes in our community”. 

Mayor Adams was elected as a councillor to the then Town of Kwinana in May 1997, elected deputy Mayor in 2005 and became the Council’s first female Mayor in 2006.  Since this time Mayor Adams has helped steer the council through some both challenging and exciting times such as Kwinana’s City Centre Redevelopment and the planning and development of key community infrastructure as well as leading the community against an amalgamation with a neighbouring council.

“I have been fortunate to be at the helm during an exciting era of growth and development which has seen Kwinana change from being a sleepy country town to a vibrant outer metropolitan growth council”.

“I would like to think that the Kwinana of today is certainly changed for the better than what it was 22 years ago and this is as a result of the bold strategic and economic vision that council has set.  I would like to think that those changes have had a positively and enduring influence on many in our community and have helped to promote the image of our beautiful City as a great place to live, recreate and raise your family”.

Mayor Adams’s impact has been felt beyond the community of Kwinana, with membership of many key boards and committees over this time, some of which have helped shape the direction of Perth and the south-west metropolitan region of Western Australia, and indeed her efforts have had a considerably positive impact on the entire State. ​

Her community service spans a wide range of disciplines ranging from Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation, Kwinana Early Years Service, Gilmore College Independent Board, Kwinana Citizens Advice Bureau. Mayor Adams has more recently received recognition for championing the City’s economic direction by advocating for the planning and development of an Outer Harbour in Kwinana.

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