Ashburton councillor’s long service recognised

Alicia PereraPilbara News

Long-term Shire of Ashburton councillor Linton Rumble has been formally recognised for giving two decades of service to local government.

A Shire councillor of 20 years, including 11 years as deputy president, Cr Rumble was presented with an award for long and loyal service at the WA Local Government Convention in Perth last week.

He is the second longest-serving councillor for the Shire, after current councillor Lorraine Thomas who has been on council for 23 years.

Shire president Kerry White said Cr Rumble has been a passionate contributor to the Shire of Ashburton both as a resident and a councillor for 20 years.

“Linton’s dedication to the community is unwavering,” she said.

“His commitment to developing communities that support families and children and provide an enjoyable and rich lifestyle has seen some great achievements over the years.”

“I congratulate Cr Rumble on his well-deserved award and thank him on behalf of the community for an outstanding commitment and contribution.”

Cr Rumble is a council representative for the Paraburdoo Ward and has lived in the town for 33 years.

While on council he has helped develop new infrastructure including the Paraburdoo Community Hub, day care centres, aged care services and aviation infrastructure, and has been a member of numerous working groups and committees.

He has served on the Pilbara Regional Council, Pilbara Regional Road Group and Development Assessment Panels, and has previously been awarded a WALGA merit award.

In Paraburdoo, Cr Rumble was a founding member of the Paraburdoo Tidy Towns committee and is also a justice of the peace, Paraburdoo Men’s Shed committee member and as a pilot fundraises for the Royal Flying Doctor Service each year by flying in the Australian Outback Air Race.

He has previously received a Paraburdoo Community Advisory Group award for his service to the town.

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