I acknowledge two wonderful young students in my electorate, Tyrone and Joshua from Tempe High School and Marrickville West Primary School, for teaming up with the Inner West Police Area Command to help out in their community.

Last week they got up bright and early to do some much-needed cleaning up and repairs in the backyard of a community member in need. For some in the community everyday tasks can prove very difficult, and having local heroes like Tyrone and Joshua around to lend a hand can make a real difference.

In addition to thanking those two great young boys, I acknowledge the Inner West Police Area Command, Marrickville PCYC, Connect Marrickville, Tempe High School and Marrickville West Primary School for supporting this heartwarming initiative and for always being there to connect, protect and strengthen our community.

Tyrone and Joshua are a testament to the future of the inner west and have gone above and beyond to make a real difference for someone in need. I acknowledge their efforts.