Australia Day Ambassador Announced

The Bellingen Shire Australia Day Committee is excited to announce that renowned environmentalist and Executive Officer of the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Peter McLean has been named as Bellingen Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2019.

Peter has a background in State and Local Government as well as the not-for-profit industry having spent several years in State and Local Government and working for Keep Australia Beautiful, where he spent 11 years managing litter reduction campaigns and various community development programs like Tidy Towns.

Peter is also a firm believer that healthy soils translates to healthy people, environments an economies and as the Executive Officer of AORA, he works to ensure surplus organic materials can be sustainably recycled and to promote the use of compost, soil conditioners and mulches in primary industries.

Peter holds a degree in Environmental Management, a Masters in Business Administration sub-majoring in Business Law and Public Relations and Certificates in Bush Regeneration and Business Governance and grew up on a rural property on the banks of the Hawkesbury Nepean River.

The Bellingen Shire Australia Day Awards Ceremony will have something for everybody including a Welcome to Country, live musical performances, finger food and light refreshments and winners will be announced at 6:30pm on Friday 24 January 2020 at the Memorial Hall in Hyde Street, Bellingen.