I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Ms Mary Boustani and the Inner West Council on their recent honours at the Women in Local Government Awards. These Awards were established to recognise the achievements of women working at the grassroots level of government as either councillors or council staff. Ms Boustani is an ICT Systems Engineer with Inner West Council and was the winner of the Alternative Pathways Award – Metro. This Awards recognise the accomplishments of inspirational women in local government across NSW. Inner West Council has won the Employment Diversity Award - Metro. This award recognises a Council that runs a successful program to increase female participation in senior leadership at council or elected representative level. It was exciting to see the most recent progress with Inner West Council electing its youngest ever Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chloe Smith. Congratulations Mary and Inner West Council for winning these awards. It is fantastic to see such wonderful representation and progress for women in the Inner West.