VALE JOAN ELIZABETH KIRNER

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley has paid tribute to the legacy of the Honourable Joan Kirner AC, Victoria’s first and only female Premier in Parliament this week.

As Victorian Communities Ambassador Ms Kirner became involved in a number of community renewal projects including the Hampton Park Community Renewal project.

Ms Kirner provided endless support and guidance to the community renewal team and worked tirelessly to ensure it became the success it is today.

During a time of considerable community grief and anguish Ms Kirner joined with the local community and proudly took part in the Walk for Hallam Road.

Ms Graley spoke in Parliament about her memories of Joan and shared the thoughts of those who worked with her for the betterment of our local community.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley:

It was such a great pleasure and privilege to have Joan in my life, she was a friend, mentor and truly an inspiration,”

Joan was a tireless advocate for our local community and poured her heart and soul into the Hampton Park Community Renewal project,”

“I have been sharing stories with those who had the opportunity to work with such a remarkable woman during these times and all were touched by her generosity, her passion and her ability to inspire,”

“We all wanted to make Joan proud and I know that she took great pride in what we were able to achieve for the Hampton Park community.”