In 1995 Suzanne joined Coal Point Progress Association, a 70 year old community organisation, and lifted it from a state of imminent collapse by taking on the role of President. The CPPA has become increasingly influential in our community.
Suzanne’s cheerful, thoughtful and consultative ways have continuously attracted helpers to support the many well researched, innovative and wide ranging projects proposed for action.
A Landcare Group was formed early in Suzanne’s time as President to protect and care for the special bushland that connects and unites our community.
Multiple grants have been sought, funding acquired and projects implemented that have contributed over $1.25million in cash and in-kind to local landcare and community projects including the maintenance and improvement of the CPPA owned hall to ensure its sustainability in the future.
Suzanne has utilised her science and communication degrees to research and design community education materials and produce the Chronicle. She continues to monitor urban development issues with the town’s welfare in mind, working in collaboration with other local groups.
These efforts have been undertaken through periods of full-time work, operating her own business and caring for her family as a single parent of 3 children (now + 2 grandchildren) and more recently as a full-time carer for her father.