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OAM winner proud of city

Wednesday, 27th January, 2010

* Stephen Radford OAM. * Stephen Radford OAM.

Stephen Radford has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division for his service to the community of Broken Hill. Mr Radford, Managing Director of Consolidated Plants and Quarries and Director of Basin Sands Logistics, received an Australia Day Citizenship Award in 2002 and was the city's Inaugural Businessman of the Year in 2005.

He is a Life Patron of the St Patrick's Race Club, Bowling Club, Homing Club, Speed Boat Club, and South Golf Club. He has supported various community groups and events including the excavation of the city's 50 metre swimming pool, the St Patrick's Race Club, the Regional Events Centre, the 4x4 Outback Challenge and local branches of the RSL and Legacy.

He is Director of the Line of Lode Association and has served in the past as vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Darling Matilda Sustainable Regions Committee and the Regional Tourist Association board. Mr Radford will be presented with his medal by the Governor-General at a ceremony in Sydney later in the year.

He attended yesterday's local award ceremony to honour recipients as a pastwinner. Mr Radford said he was humbled and honoured to receive the award. "My Grandfather and father did a lot for the community. I'm very happy to be following in their footsteps, and I am Broken Hill proud," he said.

Involved in the community for much of his life - not surprising given his heritage - Mr Radford received a citizenship award from Morgan Street Public School in the sixth grade, and drove a tractor to plant the school's lawn at age nine.

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