Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
The service of John Armit to the Omeo and Tambo Valley communities will be remembered forever, following today’s official naming of an avenue of trees in memory of the late Bindi resident.
Having last year made representations to both East Gippsland Shire Council and VicRoads about the matter, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said he was pleased to see the idea come to fruition.
“Mr Armit was a very highly respected member of the community and well-known for his work, along with his late wife Anne, in funding, planting, establishing and maintaining these trees, located between Swifts Creek and Bald Hills Creek Bridge,” Mr Bull said.
“After the suggestion was made to me to support the formal recognition of him along this stretch of road, it is great to see this has now occurred.
“What is also pleasing is the cooperation between East Gippsland Shire Council and VicRoads in making this happen.
“This is a fantastic tribute to a great man,” Mr Bull said.
A joint winner of the 2013 East Gippsland Citizen of the Year award, Mr Armit also served on many local committees, including Swifts Creek Racing Club, Omeo Show and Swifts Creek Pony Club.
“There aren’t many who can say they have done what John Armit has achieved, which is why it is important he is recognised to this extent,” Mr Bull said.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, at the official unveiling of the Avenue of Trees named in memory of the late John Armit, alongside East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Joe Rettino, and Mr Armit’s children Sally, Penny and Bill.
Tuesday, April 3, 2017