‘Mr Bangalow' receives Premiers service award
“MR BANGALOW”, Michael Malloy, has been awarded the prestigious NSW Premier’s Community Service Award.
“To call Michael a champion for the Bangalow community is somewhat of an understatement,” said Ballina MP Don Page, who presented the award.
“There is no one with as much passion and commitment to Bangalow as Michael Malloy.
“He has worked tirelessly for many years for the benefit of the Bangalow community.
“There is no doubt that the people of Bangalow love their community and appreciate what a wonderful place it is. We have a lot to thank Michael Malloy for in regard to the village we know and love as Bangalow.”
The list of community organisations that Mr Malloy is or has been involved in include venue co-ordinator of the Bangalow A&I Hall; organiser of the Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival; president of the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce; president of the Bangalow Music Festival; secretary of the Bangalow Rugby Club; director of community projects; Bangalow Lions Club; vice-president of the Bangalow Pool Trust; Bangalow Billycart Derby; patron of the Bangalow Public School; volunteer for 12 years for the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival; Kids in the Kitchen Cooking School and patron of the Bangalow Community Children’s Centre.
He also has been heavily involved in the upgrade of the Bangalow A&I Hall and continues to be the driving force behind the day-to-day running of the historic hall.
Mr Page said the hall was the heart of Bangalow and provided the perfect venue for many iconic events, as well as a community gathering space.
“Without Michael’s vision and dedication, along with Jan Hulbert and tireless community volunteers, Bangalow would not have this wonderful historical asset,” he said.
Mr Page said it gave him great pleasure to see Mr Malloy’s tireless efforts on behalf of the Bangalow community recognised with the prestigious Premier’s Award. “There is no question it is well deserved,” he said.
“On behalf of the people of Bangalow and the wider community, I thank Michael Malloy for his tireless efforts and outstanding achievements in community service.”