Ms JO HAYLEN (Summer Hill)—I rise to acknowledge the sad passing of Ms Terry Hare of Dulwich Hill, a respected and deeply valued member of the Inner West community and former alderman of Marrickville council during the 1980s. When she wasn't in the council chambers, you could often find Terry, sleeves rolled up, planting mangroves along the banks of the Cook's River. She was a passionate and transformative environmentalist, working to restore greenspaces across the inner west. She worked to rehabilitate playing fields and parks for community use.
Terry oversaw the planting of countless native trees along footpaths in the inner west, providing greater habitat for our native wildlife. Her advocacy for the environment saw Terry establish the Cook's River Festival, an annual event increasing awareness of pollution in the Cooks River. In so many ways, Terry laid the groundwork for the incredible environmental work of the Marrickville and now Inner west Councils. I offer my deepest condolences to Ms Hare's family and express my deepest thanks and recognition for her visionary work, both for our local community and local environment.