Former Tweed Shire Councillor George Davidson OAM has been remembered as a passionate advocate for the Tweed.
Mr Davidson passed away in Brisbane recently, where he has lived in recent years following 16 years of community involvement in the Tweed. He was 85.
Mr Davidson received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division in 2010 for his service to the Tweed community through a range of local government, sporting and veterans’ organisations.
Mr Davidson served the Tweed as a Councillor from 1999 to 2004. He was Deputy Mayor in 2002 and 2003.
He was active in the Tweed Coast community in particular and was president of the Cabarita Beach/Bogangar Residents’ Association from 1997 to 1999.
Mr Davidson will also be remembered by many for his role as chairman of the Cabarita Beach Sports Club for a number of years in the 1990s.
Current Councillor Warren Polglase served on Council with Mr Davidson.
“George was very professional in his dealings in local government, reliable and sincere, with a good sense of humour,” Cr Polglase said.
“He supported growth and opportunities at that time. He also strongly lobbied for improvements to Les Burger Field at Bogangar and was instrumental in its rejuvenation and the facility we see there today.”
Former Tweed Shire Council General Manager Mike Rayner – who was Director of Engineering during Mr Davidson’s time as a Councillor – remembered Mr Davidson as a committed Councillor.
“George was a great supporter of the Council organisation,” Mr Rayner said.
“His OAM was fitting public recognition of the contribution he made to community life in the Tweed.”
Mr Davidson’s funeral will be held at Tweed Valley Lawn Chapel, Eviron Road, Eviron on Monday 29 May at 11 am.