On Australia Day 2014, long-term Friends of Malabar Headland member Margaret Vazey received a Randwick City Council’s Australia Day Community Service Award.

The citation read:

Margaret is an extraordinary community volunteer who gives her time generously to art and the environment. She has been a volunteer oil painting teacher at the Coast Centre for Seniors for over 10 years and played a key role in annual art exhibitions and special projects. Margaret is also a dedicated member of the Friends of Malabar Headland and has been an active bushland regenerator for over 20 years, employing her love of native flora to inspire her artwork and to teach and impart her love of native vegetation to her students. Her nomination recognises her lifelong dedication to public issues and the generosity with which she has given her time as a volunteer in the community.

Congratulations Margaret on this well deserved honour.

For more on the awards, click here.