(Community Recognition Statement, March 16 2021, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I wish to put on record thanks for many years of unpaid community work by Carole Twist, backed by her partner Brian Delaney.
When Carole moved to Pyrmont, she found herself helping new residents settle into the newly developing area, connecting people, sorting problems, finding resources and organising events like seniors' bus trips and a Women's Art Group. She has been a key member of numerous local bodies, including the Mustard Seed Church and regularly part of the annual Anzac Day service and carols. Carole established and managed the Ultimo Op Shop, with a knack for finding the right thing people needed. Clover Moore, then local MP, recognised Carole's contribution to the community by nominating her as 2012 electorate Woman of the Year. I've known Carole as a community stalwart who cannot let someone in need go without help, and who make sure that elected community representatives do our job getting the services and facilities the community needs. I thank Carole and Brian for their many years as community builders and their ongoing efforts to make their community a great place to live for everyone.