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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tilbrook Plaque to be unveiled in Tuross Dec 14th

On Tuesday 22 March 2022, during the Ordinary Meeting of Council, Councillor Tanja Dannock gave notice that Council recognise John Tilbrook for his tireless work on behalf of and for the residents of Tuross Head over many years (as a senior officeholder and Secretary of the Tuross Head Progress Association) by way of incorporating John’s outstanding contribution on the plaque that commemorates the opening of the Tuross Head Highway Bus Shelter with the plaque being designed and preferably crafted within the community. The plaque is to be affixed to the Tuross Head Intersection Bus Shelter. (Major) John Tilbrook has for many years been a committed and determined advocate for his community at Tuross Head and for the betterment of its amenity and quality of environment. His achievements are too many to list but amongst the most notable are his: • leading role in championing further protections for the community’s much-loved Heritage Grazing Lands, as recognised in Hansard’s record of proceedings of Federal Parliament, and • almost singlehanded and ultimately successful advocacy for the funding of urgently needed safety improvements to the Tuross Head Highway Intersection, followed by the safe Bus Stop and Shelter and Parking facilities which also services visitors and tourists. COUNCIL’S UNVEILING OF A PLAQUE RECOGNISING JOHN TILBROOK’S SERVICE

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 2pm

At the bus shelter at the highway intersection

All interested members of the community are cordially invited to attend a public ceremony at the new Tuross Head /Highway intersection bus shelter on the occasion of the official dedication of a plaque proposed and funded by council in recognition of long-serving THPA Secretary John Tilbrook’s advocacy for the interests of our community in many areas including the bus shelter as well as the previous and further ongoing road safety improvements at the junction.

This event allows all those who would like to express their appreciation of John’s tireless advocacy and service to our community over many years the perfect opportunity to make that acknowledgement in company of fellow residents and the mayor and councillors.

Above: It took tireless tenacity on the part of John Tilbrook to finally have Council accept that the old bus stand (above) on the western side of the Princes Highway was dangerous for commuters to access and was sub-optimal as a community facility, irrespective of whether it was updated to look nice. In the end, with the acknowledgement of the local Federal Member at the time, John found the support to tell Council that they needed to step up, provide a safer and more accessible facility and to actually listen to the community, of whom they were meant to serve. With a combination of Federal, State and Council funding the new Bus Stop is now operational on the Eastern side of the highway.

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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