Four Cessnock residents have been recognised in the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program, which acknowledges the contribution of volunteers who have made active efforts to strengthen their community.
The successful recipients were Les, Jane and Dale Goldie and Ray Fallon.
Mr Barr congratulated the successful recipients, saying volunteers were the lifeblood our community.
“Volunteers are indispensable within the community," he said. "This award is a celebration of hard working people who have made proactive and selfless contributions to our community over a significant part of their lives”.
"In no way do any of these volunteers seek public recognition, but given their achievements, I think each of them deserve to be applauded by our community."
One in three people in NSW volunteer, giving their time, skills and energy to help others.