Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has congratulated Hampton’s Rachel Nicoll on being included in the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2020.

An employee at Lithgow City Council, Mr Toole said that for someone so young, Rachel’s list of achievements are inspiring.

“The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll celebrates women volunteers who give so much to their rural communities,” Mr Toole said.

“It is an important initiative of the Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network. Each year we are overwhelmed by the scope of the stories and achievements we receive celebrating the valuable work volunteers play in our everyday lives.

“The 104 women recognised in this year’s Honour Roll join our growing list of more than 1000 rural women volunteers who have been identified since the roll was first published a decade ago.

“Rachel is certainly a most deserving addition to the Honour Roll as her willingness to taken on many roles with energy and enthusiasm makes her a wonderful role model for others in the local community.”

Mr Toole said in that in addition to being chair of NSW Young Farmers, Rachel chairs the Hartley Branch and is a rural affairs committee member.

She has contributed her energy and expertise presenting at the UNICEF Youth Living with Drought Summit, AgriYouth Connect, the University of Notre Dame Rural Medical Conference, and chairing the Association’s Tertiary Scholarships Panel.

Rachel has also been actively involved with the Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) through the Regional Pest Animal Committee and Community Advisory Group and was this year ministerially appointed to the Central Tabelands LLS Board.