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Thursday, 07 March 2019

Bec Ho has been recognised at this year’s NSW Women of the Year Awards breakfast ceremony at the ICC Sydney, on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts said he attended the event with Bec Ho to celebrate her achievements and the inspiring efforts of other trailblazing women across NSW.

“It was a truly inspiring event where women, like Bec Ho were deservedly recognised for the profound and positive impact they have had on their communities,” Anthony Roberts said.

“The Lane Cove community is a better place because of Bec Ho and I was proud to see her represent us in Sydney at the statewide awards ceremony.”

Bec Ho was chosen as Lane Cove Electorate’s 2019 Local Woman of the Year for her commitment as CEO to the national charity “Touched by Olivia”.  Bec is passionate about creating places that give a sense of belonging to the community and are all-inclusive.  Through this passion, Bec has been a driving force in the creation of the “Everyone Can Play” guidelines and the use of those guidelines to build over $40 million of inclusive play spaces for those of all ages and abilities. Bec is a passionate advocate for the local community and has dedicated her time to improving the area for everybody.

Mr Roberts said, “Bec has done even more than mentioned here and it is my firm belief that there is no recipient more worthy to be awarded “Local Woman of the Year” than Bec Ho.  Thank you Bec for all of your consistent effort, dedication and passion for the community.  I’m inspired by you every day”.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies said there were an unprecedented number of nominations from across NSW for the 2019 statewide awards program and more than 9,000 public votes received.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is working hard to progress gender equity for women across the State and we are so pleased the momentum of the Awards has grown year on year,” Mrs Davies said.

“The Awards are an important opportunity to acknowledge women who are using their skills and passion to positively shape our society and inspire future generations and I would like to thank all of the nominees, finalists and winners for their contribution”

The NSW Women of the Year Awards are part of dozens of events being funded by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government for the inaugural NSW Women’s Week (March 3 to March 8). For event photos and a full list of statewide award winners please visit

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