Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has thanked local volunteers in the Scenic Rim and Logan for the ongoing contribution to their local communities.
More than 36 volunteers were recognised at the 2019 Wright Community Awards ceremony at the Beaudesert Bowls Club.
The event is in its third year and is divided into a ceremony for each local government area in Wright, Gold Coast, Lockyer and in 2019 a joint Scenic Rim/Logan ceremony.
Scott Buchholz said the awards were established to thank volunteers across the community for the contributions they made through volunteering.
“Those who make a contribution… are not motivated to do it for the accolade that comes their way,” Scott Buchholz said.
“They don't do it for the praise and they definitely don't do it for the money; they do it to make their community a better place.”
Scott Buchholz said volunteers were able to do more for their community than the three levels of government could afford to.
“From an economic perspective… If local government, state government and federal government were to be paying those volunteers (nationally) it would cost around $13.4 billion,” Scott Buchholz said.