Exemplary doctor and enviro warrior honoured
An esteemed doctor in the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and a budding conservationist have been crowned the 2021 Hobsons Bay Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, local general practitioner and former President of the Australian Medical Association and Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre volunteer Melissa Sheedy were celebrated for their passion, achievements and service to the community on Australia Day.
Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Jonathon Marsden presented the awards at the Australia Day citizenship ceremony at the Williamstown Town Hall.
Dr Haikerwal was recognised for his invaluable contribution to the health and wellbeing of the Hobsons Bay community during the COVID-19 pandemic and his outstanding leadership and role in establishing the first drive through respiratory clinic in Victoria.
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Source: Hobsons Bay City Council