Our previous Greenbank Community Hero Winners

Meet the amazing winners from previous years, they are local heroes that exude community spirit through their selfless generosity for our area. We hope you too enjoy learning more about these amazing individuals.

Vote today for your 2023 Community Hero Winner.

2022 winner was Kathy Smith !

Kathy has positively influenced the community in such a wide variety of ways, and her contributions deserve recognition.

Kathy has always been a giving person, from her involvement with the foster care system to her volunteer work with the Rotary Club. Her most recent mission has been to advocate and support those who have been affected by domestic violence. From recovery workshops for women, food bank donations, and defenders kits to give to assist those in need, through her charity Defenders for Hope. The organisation has helped countless individuals along their journey with her team of inspiring volunteers collectively being a force for good in our community. We thank them all.

Kathy received a $500 gift card from Everleigh by Mirvac. We thank all our finalists in 2022 for their heartfelt community endeavours of giving to others, they are all wonderful people foster community spirit.

Julie’s community stewardship has enabled collective community action, improving the natural habitat with tree planting, along with water, plant and animal monitoring programs. The group meets monthly which has achieved her vision to help bush lovers come together to care for the natural environment and for many others to reap the rewards of the community groups actions. The bush care team has continued to increase in members over the years with wonderful friendships forming between neighbours and a great sense of pride for the area continually growing.

In addition to Julie’s efforts in Greenbank she has a decade of dedication as a Bushcare volunteer in the Nerang State Forest and we are absolutely delighted to share this local heroes passion and community citizen pursuits for Parks & Wildlife through our 2021 Community Awards initiative. Congratulations to Julie and everyone who has been a part of the Lavelle Bushcare groups journey.

To find out more about the group search Lavelle Park Community Bushcare Group on Facebook.

2021 winner was Julie Bowdery!

Congratulations Julie your dedication and commitment for our local environment shows the great community champion you are!

Our 2021 Community Hero Winner is a proud Greenbank resident, she is passionate about the  environment and community. Julie established the ‘Lavelle Park Community Bushcare Group’ in 2016 – which champions environmental restoration and enhances community awareness on native plants and wildlife’. The group helps volunteers to develop new skills and give back to the local community together. Julie’s leadership was instrumental in connecting all the right organisations together for the greater good of the Lagoon area and surrounds at Lavelle Park, as she coordinated discussions with Logan City Council Park Rangers, Bushcare Officers, and Sports and Recreation Officers associated with Teviot Downs Soccer Club.

Julie’s community stewardship has enabled collective community action, improving the natural habitat with tree planting, along with water, plant and animal monitoring programs. The group meets monthly which has achieved her vision to help bush lovers come together to care for the natural environment and for many others to reap the rewards of the community groups actions. The bush care team has continued to increase in members over the years with wonderful friendships forming between neighbours and a great sense of pride for the area continually growing.

In addition to Julie’s efforts in Greenbank she has a decade of dedication as a Bushcare volunteer in the Nerang State Forest and we are absolutely delighted to share this local heroes passion and community citizen pursuits for Parks & Wildlife through our 2021 Community Awards initiative. Congratulations to Julie and everyone who has been a part of the Lavelle Bushcare groups journey.

To find out more about the group search Lavelle Park Community Bushcare Group on Facebook.

2020 winner was Kirsten Trevor!

Our 2020 Greenbank Community Hero was Kirsten Trevor

This lovely local lady rallied the Greenbank Community together during her year long campaign to raise money for the World’s Greatest Shave.

Triumphing in the countries Top 5 achievers, her leadership & kindness, resulted in our small communities strength of generosity shining bright with $25000+ being raised from local Greenbank residents – quietly behind Bunnings Nationally!!! Well done to the whole community! This is a win for all.

Kirsten received a $500 Gift Voucher courtesy of Everleigh by Mirvac, in recognition of her community spirit and generosity to help others in need

Thank you to all our Greenbank hero nominees for their community spirit

  • Eunice Paige – Knitting Kindness Hero
  • Bob Wench – Constructing Connections Greenbank Men’s Shed
  • Anthony Thomas – Sports Volunteer Legend

2019 winner was Mathew Hilder!

Mathew HilderCurrently (December 2019) serving as Chairman of the Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade,the public have voted Matthew as the 2019 Greenbank Community Hero!

With Queensland already facing an incredibly tough bushfire season, we were not surprised to see a member of our local Rural Fire Service nominated for the Greenbank Community Hero Award.

Congratulations Mathew! Thank you for your relentless dedication to the Greenbank community and your drive to help in any capacity you can.

Winning this award is a testament to not only to Mathew but also the incredible work of our Rural Fire Service.

2018 winner was Sharon Aldridge!

Sharon has been the driving force behind Greenbank State School’s P&C Association for over a decade, and her tireless volunteer efforts have been instrumental in bringing to fruition a number of significant projects that have benefited the greater school community. She has played a leading role in many of Greenbank Schools improvement projects such as the establishment of the Gumnut House Outside School Hours Care facility, the building of the School Hall, renovations of the Schools Tuckshop, along with being the organiser behind all fundraising events associated with Greenbank School.

Events like the Greenbank School Carnival simply would not be possible without Sharon being the motivator to make it happen. She is a tireless community volunteer, donates many hours of volunteer work every week, not only within Greenbank School community but also through involvement in other activities and has never sought recognition or reward for her efforts.

Sharon contributes all that she does for no other reason than to help our community, and for those reasons, her community spirit is deserving to be recognised as the 2018 Greenbank Community Hero Award winner!

2017 winners were Darren Pennisi and Carmel Teiniker!

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