The Late Mr Malcolm Hole remembered by OAM Award

Media Release

Tuesday, 13 June 2023

The late Mr Malcolm Hole is remembered by Order of Australia Medal of Order Award

Timber Towns Victoria takes pleasure in sharing the news that the late Cr Malcolm Hole, Wellington Shire Council Councillor and Timber Towns Victoria Founding Member, has been awarded a posthumous Order of Australia for his service to local government, and to the community.

This prestigious honour is a testament to his dedication and contributions to not only the Wellington Shire but the broader timber community including his many years of commitment to Timber Towns Victoria as President and Executive Committee Member.

Malcom was always a strong advocate for the timber industry, particularly across the Gippsland region for many years. He carried a depth of knowledge of the industry and had been at the forefront of advocacy to the government and campaigning at many levels to ensure jobs for communities.

Timber Towns Victoria President, Cr Karen Stephens fondly spoke of Mr Hole. “I am proud to have worked alongside Malcolm for many years and saw firsthand his dedication to his local community and the broader community, and above all else his family.”

“I send a warmest congratulations to his family and friends, and the Wellington Shire Council community. This well-deserved prestigious award highlights the many achievements accomplished by Malcolm throughout his life.”

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Media contact:

Cr Karen Stephens

Timber Towns Victoria President

0488 900 6545


About Timber Towns Victoria

Timber Towns Victoria is the peak local government body for Victoria on forestry policy. It represents 12 Victorian Local Government areas with forestry industries on public or private land. In representing these local councils and the communities that work within the forestry and timber industries, TTV is committed to maintaining sustainable practices to ensure the industry continues into the future.

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