OAM for Colleen
COLLEEN Condliffe has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced tonight by the Governor General.
Colleen, a former Loddon Shire councillor, has been recognised for her service of the community of the Loddon Mallee and to women.
The Salisbury West farmer said she was humbled and honoured but that the award was for all organisations and their members that have been part of her journey over the decades.
Colleen is a founder of Loddon Plains Landcare Network, Inglewood and District Community Bank and continues to assist a host of Loddon groups.
She was included on the Victorian Honour Roll for Women in 2009 and the ABC Rural Woman of the Year in 1997.
This Thusday’s Loddon Herald will have the full story and a special interview with Colleen.