Social housing tenants celebrated

Penington and Hadfield award winners
09 December 2016

Marlene McKay from South Melbourne and the Let’s Get Together Group from Shepparton have been announced as the Frances Penington Award and Molly Hadfield Award winners for 2016.

The awards were presented by Martin Foley, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing at an awards ceremony at Parliament House on Thursday, 8 December 2016.

Frances Penington Award recipient, Marlene McKay, was recognised for her work for tenants as a long –time leading member of the Park Towers Tenants Association in South Melbourne.

The Frances Penington Award is named in honour of the late Housing Commissioner who was the first woman appointed to the board of a statutory authority in Victoria.

The Let’s Get Together Group received the Molly Hadfield Award for their work supporting older members of the Shepparton community by providing local outings and activities.

The Molly Hadfield Award recognises the work of the late Mary (Molly) Hadfield OAM, who was a dedicated advocate for public housing tenants. She was also a founding member of the Housing for the Aged Action Group, which formed in 1983.

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