EXTRAORDINARY SUPPLEMENTARY AGENDA
Monday, 20 April 2020
Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre
Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville
MM010-20 Vale Warwick Cary ESM
(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 4
Mayor: The Mayor, Councillor Greene
I am deeply saddened to report the passing last Thursday of the well-known and very popular former Kogarah SES Controller, Warwick Cary.
State Protocol Officer, Warwick Cary ESM was a member of the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) for the past 37 years.
Mr Cary joined the NSW State Emergency Service in 1982 as the Kogarah Local Controller.
Mr Cary’s commitment to the community saw him awarded the Centenary Medal (2001), the NSW SES Director General’s Commendation for Service (2004), a NSW SES Director General’s Unit Citation (2006), a NSW SES Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation (2016), Life Member Award (2019) and the Emergency Services Medal on Australia Day 2008. In addition, he was named the City of Kogarah’s Citizen of the Year (2011) and presented with the Cook Community Medal by The Hon Scott Morrison MP (2016).
Mr Cary was also a founding member of the NSW SES Volunteers Association (1999) and was honoured with a NSW SES Volunteers Association Life Member (2007).
Over the years, Mr Cary led his unit through many local emergencies. He provided significant leadership in many major operations throughout the state including; the Northern Suburbs Storms (January 1991), Sydney and NSW bushfires (January 1994), Hunter storms (June 1996), Father’s Day storms (September 1996), Thredbo landslide (July 1997), Sydney fires (December 1997), Nyngan floods (August 1990), Sydney hailstorm (April 1999), Sydney Olympics 2000, Dubbo storm (January 2001) and Sydney Christmas fires (December 2001- January 2002).
Council’s deepest and heartfelt condolences go to Mr Cary’s family.
That Council recognise the significant contribution Mr Warwick Cary has made to the Georges River community.