14 May 2015
(Community Recognition Statement, 13 May 2015, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I recognise my constituent Ron Jennings for his contribution to Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks over 47 years. The local community has known Ron as the unofficial mayor of Millers Point because of his service, advocacy, fundraising and community spirit. Ron lived there from 1968 when he first came to Sydney until the Government's cruel decision to sell social housing and relocate tenants. For the past 14 years Ron lived in the purpose-built Sirius building and he describes the day he found out about the program to move tenants as the saddest day of his life. Ron has volunteered and raised funds for the KGV Community Centre for 47 years and served 16 years as the board-elected precinct representative of the Millers Point Estate Advisory Board. The Pyrmont community has welcomed Ron into his new home. I applaud his community spirit and his lifetime of service and giving to the community.