Gurmesh Singh MP


Inspirational community champion Carol Cleary is the 2024 Coffs Harbour Electorate Local Woman of the Year.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said Carol was awarded this prestigious honour in recognition of her significant work and leadership to actively support her local community over many years.

“Carol is well known for her extraordinary commitment and ongoing contribution to the betterment of the Ulong and Lowanna communities,” Mr Singh said.

“She is able to bring people together and harness their energies to help make a positive difference in the delivery of services on the Eastern Dorrigo, most particularly the Ulong Health Hub and other vital programs.

“Carol certainly loves a challenge and she will work passionately and diligently to see a community project completed.

“Her work ethic is legendary and she is to be admired for her humility and warm sense of humour.

“She is a powerful inspiration for others in her community to realise their potential and to ensure where they live is empowering and inclusive for all.

“I thank Carol for going above and beyond each day, for selflessly dedicating her time and energy to making Ulong and Lowanna even better places to live – and always with a smile on her face.

“I also acknowledge the support of her family in all of the endeavours she undertakes.”

The Coffs Harbour Electorate Local Woman of the Year Award runs alongside the NSW Women of the Year Awards and coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March.