Today is Wear Orange Wednesday in support of the thousands of incredible State Emergency Service [SES] volunteers across New South Wales upon whom we all rely in times of disaster and emergency.
My electorate of Port Stephens not only is a particularly stunning part of the State but also is an area particularly prone to wild weather. So the hardworking and dedicated SES volunteers in both the Port Stephens unit based in Raymond Terrace and the Tomaree unit based in Corlette deserve not only recognition and support but also celebration and our sincere thanks.
The people of Port Stephens know they can depend on the local men and women who turn up in orange in times of emergency.
They have a proud history of protecting, repairing and restoring our community through floods, wild weather and other local emergencies.
I pay tribute to and thank Tomaree Unit Controller Maureen Philpott, Raymond Terrace Unit Controller David Douglas and Hunter Region Controller Stephen Hart for their dedication to our community and for so ably leading our wonderful local SES volunteers.