Premier Newman Thanks Pine Rivers Volunteers


Premier Campbell Newman paid tribute to the volunteer spirit of Pine Rivers community groups at a morning tea in Lawnton on Saturday. anastasia dat

The Pine Rivers Volunteer Appreciation Morning Tea, organised by Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, brought over 100 local volunteers together to thank them for the service they give to the Pine Rivers community.

"Our volunteers are the glue that holds our community together - they are building a better Pine Rivers every single day," Mr Holswich said.

"There are hundreds of unsung, unknown heroes in Pine Rivers who faithfully serve on school P&C's, at sporting clubs, in churches, wildlife rescue organisations, Mens' Sheds, and the like, and it is important that we acknowledge their contribution to our community."

Over 50 local community and volunteer organisations were represented at the morning tea, where Mr Newman and Mr Holswich spoke about the significance of the contribution volunteers make to our state.

"Our government is committed to revitalizing front line services for families and I will continue to work tirelessly to help equip and resource our local volunteer organisations, who provide so many crucial front line services to the Pine Rivers community," Mr Holswich said.

During the visit to Pine Rivers, Premier Newman, along with his wife Lisa, also joined Mr Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg MP at the Saturday Markets at Lawnton Showgrounds, where the Premier talked with many local residents.