Thursday, 23 June 2022

Members statements

Garry Spry OAM

Garry Spry OAM

Mrs McARTHUR (Western Victoria) (10:20): Queenscliff is a very special town in Victoria. It is not just because it is a beautiful location with history abounding; it is because it has superb beaches and rock pools for summer fun. But it is even more beautiful because of the people who make it everything it can be. One of those fabulous people is Garry Spry. Garry was among those to receive an OAM last week as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours. He was also a member of this Parliament, the member for Bellarine, between 1992 and 2002. He was also a Borough of Queenscliffe councillor for six years. Of this time, Garry says the most fulfilling part was the ability to help people, and he has continued to do that in the Bellarine community for seven years. Garry told the Geelong Advertiser:

I think that’s the joy in public life—you can make a contribution and help give people a bit of a hand, if you can.

To that we might all say, ‘Hear, hear’. I pay tribute to Mr Bellarine, Garry Spry OAM.