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Media release - 14 March 2018
Two of Campbelltown’s most well-known advocates were today presented with awards recognising their efforts to promote our city.
The Re-Imagine Campbelltown Awards were presented by the Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, to Jim Marsden OAM and Lisa Wilkinson, as part of an event which presented a draft vision for Campbelltown City’s future to a group of key stakeholders made up Sydney’s leaders in government, business, tourism, health, education and sport, at NSW Parliament House.
Cr Brticevic said Jim and Lisa were fitting recipients for the awards, as the presentation recognised a new and exciting future vision for Campbelltown City that Council had been working on.
“Re-Imagine Campbelltown is a bold vision which I think has the potential to change our city and shape our future, marking a new era for Campbelltown as a place of ambition, innovation and opportunity,” he said.
“The draft vision and work we have done to date, builds on the feedback our community gave us as part of the engagement Council undertook to prepare our Community Strategic Plan.
“I’m pleased we have recognised two people who are proud of their home town, and are committed to promoting Campbelltown as an attractive place to invest in, live in, and visit.
“Having grown up in Campbelltown, Lisa has not forgotten her origins and has fond memories of the area.
“Lisa is a co-host of The Project on Channel 10, Editor at Large of the Huffington Post Australia, Executive Editor of Ten Daily, and was previously co-host of Channel Nine’s Today Show for 10 years.
“With her profile in the media and her ability to shape public opinion, there is no one more deserving of a Re-Imagine Campbelltown Award.
“I was also delighted to recognise the contribution and high profile leadership that Marsdens Law Group Senior Partner, Jim Marsden, has provided over many years in promoting Campbelltown City.
“Jim has spent the bulk of his professional career in Campbelltown and his service to the community was recognised with an OAM in 2013. He has been a long-time advocate, and great champion of our city.”
Council will continue its program of engagement with key stakeholders next week when the Mayor, staff and experts working on the project present the draft vision to the local chambers of commerce and businesses at Campbelltown.
Once initial engagement is complete, Council will consider a report seeking formal endorsement of the draft Re-Imagine Campbelltown Vision and Strategic Planning Framework, for wider public exhibition and feedback.
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