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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Tracey Lowrey is being celebrated with the 2022 Local Woman of the Year Award in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to the Dungog community.

Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell congratulated Ms Lowrey on the honour, acknowledging her hard work as a volunteer with a number of community organisations.

“I congratulate Tracey on this well-deserved honour,” Mr Layzell said.

“Tracey Lowrey continues to make an incredible contribution to her community with an unflagging passion to make the Upper Hunter Electorate a better place.”

Ms Lowrey’s community contribution has included involvement with organisations such as Dungog Daycare, the Dungog Adult Education Committee, Dungog Cubs, Dungog Netball and Clarence Town Rugby League as well as the Dungog Film Festival and Meals on Wheels.

“It was an honour to attend the NSW Women of the Year Awards presentation at the International Convention Centre, Sydney with Tracey and also spend some time with Joss Davies of Singleton, who was a finalist in the One to Watch Award,” Mr Layzell added.

One to Watch recognises girls and young women aged 7 to 17 who demonstrate a single act or ongoing acts of courage, strength, determination and kindness to help and support others.

Joss Davies is a resilient young woman who lives above her degenerative genetic condition, volunteering at the Singleton PCYC and is now in the process of setting up her own design and print business ‘Joss’s Can Do Creations’.

The Local Woman of the Year Awards is an annual program which recognises and celebrates the support women give to their local communities across NSW.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor congratulated the State’s Local Women of the Year Award recipients.

“These women are the backbone of their communities, volunteering their time and energy to make a positive difference,” she said.

“I would like to acknowledge their significant efforts to support their local communities and thank them for all the amazing work they do.”

The Local Woman of the Year Awards are one way the NSW Government celebrates the achievements of women as part of International Women’s Day on March 8 2022.


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