Newcastle Awareness Day back in business

By: Greg Bush, Photography by: Greg Bush


Newcastle's road transport industry has answered the call and revitalised the city's Road Transport Awareness Day

Newcastle Awareness Day back in business
The 2013 convoy rolling through Newcastle's city streets

 

Following the belated but successful election of a new committee on July 15, the Newcastle and Hunter Road Transport Awareness Day is back on track.

Leading the Newcastle Road Transport Awareness Group is Peter Black from RJ & RL Quinell, who has taken up the position of chairman. Trevor Hardes of MKT Removals is the vice chairman, while Michelle Bower from Betts Bower Haulage is secretary.

Executive members are Mick Barclay from Mountain Industries and Paul Harrison from Paul Harrison Transport.

This year’s Awareness Day, the 21st running of the event, will be held on November 2. Further details of the day’s format will be forthcoming at a later date.

Only a matter of weeks ago, the future of the Newcastle and Hunter Road Transport Awareness Day looked to be in doubt. However, two weeks of mail outs and emails to more than 160 companies in the region gathered the necessary support to ensure the survival of the event.

Since its inception, the Awareness Day has raised more than $1 million for the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service.

To find out more about the Newcastle and Hunter Road Transport Awareness Day, see the website at www.transportawarenessday.org.au

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