The late Col Sullivan OAM. Picture: Northern Star.

It is with sadness that the NSW Nationals say farewell to Col Sullivan OAM, a fine member of our Party and a tireless worker for his community.

For 42 years Mr Sullivan was a councillor in Casino at Richmond Valley Council, eventually serving 10 years as mayor – just like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather before him. During his lifetime of community service Col saw a lot of change, but he also fought hard to keep the things that mattered. Many credited him as the saviour of Casino Beef Week, where he also served as President for 10 years.

Member for Lismore Thomas George MP paid tribute to Col and the contribution his family had made to the region.

“Growing up in Casino I have had a lifetime association with Col through playing at kitchen teas and hall dances, he as a stud pig breeder, joining the team at George & Fuhrmann, his contribution to show societies and local government, both as Mayor locally and as a strong advocate at state level,” Mr George said. “Apart from all his achievements, Col’s love & support of Dorothy and his family was always his priority.”

The NSW Nationals extend our heartfelt sympathies to Dorothy and the family at this sad time.