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The ZEST Awards showcase and recognise the innovative work of the community sector across Western Sydney every year, and 2022 again saw a number of Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury individuals and organisations recognised.

Mary (pictured), a Link Wentworth Housing resident, was awarded Outstanding Volunteer Community Leader for her work with the organisation’s Tenant Advisory Group, as well as The Women’s Cottage and the NSW Government’s Resilience Committee group.

Julia (also pictured) won Outstanding Community Sector Leader for her work as Link Wentworth’s Specialist Support Lead, Together Home. Link Wentworth was also nominated in the category of Exceptional Project in a Not for Profit Organisation for the Western Sydney Heat and Social Housing Project.

Nominees for awards included:

  • Adam Wilkes (Outstanding Community Sector Leader) from Belong Blue Mountains for his dedicated work to providing health and wellbeing services to older residents of the Blue Mountains
  • Wagana Aboriginal Dancers as an Outstanding Project Working with Aboriginal Communities in Greater Western Sydney
  • Gloria Tabi of Everyday Inclusion in the Outstanding Project promoting Social Cohesion and Community Harmony
  • Brogan Mulhall (Outstanding Community Sector Leader) for his work as a tireless leader of the Building Young Men project. While I wasn’t able to make it on the night, I’d like to thank all winners and nominees for your valuable work for our community.

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