(Community Recognition Statements, 11 February 2021, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I wish to put on record the passing of community organiser and advocate Millicent Chalmers.
Millicent was a lifelong community development worker. More recently she was a key driver for the Millers Point Resident Action Group (RAG) and the campaign to save social housing in that precinct. Millicent was also central to the local community managed and non-profit Darling House Aged Care centre. Few people with any connection to Millers Point, Dawes Point, The Rocks and Walsh Bay would not have known or known about Millicent. Along with her sister Marcia, Millicent dedicated much of her life to building a stronger community and fighting for those more vulnerable and making sure that ordinary citizens got to be part of decisions about their lives and their future. Inner city communities are so much richer and supportive as a result of people like Millicent and her sad passing.