The former Member for Greenway, Frank Mossfield AM, has been presented with the ‘Key to the City of Blacktown’ by Mayor Tony Bleasdale.
Mr Mossfield was a National Serviceman and a fitter and turner before entering politics. He held senior positions in the Australian Society of Engineers, the Australian Workers’ Union, the NSW Labor Council and the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Mr Mossfield held the Federal seat of Greenway from 1996 to 2004 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1995.
In presenting him with the Key to the City of Blacktown, Mayor Tony Bleasdale, said, “Frank shared a deep concern for the challenges and opportunities presented by rapid population growth in North West Sydney.”
“This honour recognises his many years of service to the people of Blacktown City, Western Sydney and to public service in general.
“Frank Mossfield spoke of the great need for infrastructure to support the growing community of people and businesses in our City and cared deeply about the vital service that child care represents for working families.”
Mayor Bleasdale presented the award to Mr Mossfield at a recent Council Meeting, which was attended by a number of very proud family members as well as the current Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland.
Ms Rowland spoke of Mr Mossfield’s kindness and his willingness to always help those in need and those who called on his advice and counsel.
“It was such an honour to join my predecessor, Frank Mossfield AM, as he was presented with the Key to the City on behalf of the people of Blacktown City,” Ms Rowland said.
“Frank was a true believer.”
Mayor Bleasdale said, “Council and all our communities are grateful for Frank Mossfield’s service, and we are honoured to recognise him with Blacktown City’s highest award.”
“We also recognise the endless support of Frank’s late wife, Jan. Her presence was vital and a constant strength to Frank and she is greatly missed in her community,” he said.