Chamber Chatter

COUNCILLOR Stephen Bali will propose a motion at tomorrow night's council meeting for a minute's silence to be held for three Blacktown City identities who died last month.

Albert Lobley (pictured) died on March 18, at 80. He had been a member of the council's peak sports body for 31 years, securing funding and resources and helping with Blacktown City Games.

The committee also mourns the recent death of Fred Lucas, at 57. He was a member of the sport and recreation advisory committee from 2008 to 2012. He played a valuable part in the 2012 Blacktown City Games and contributed to the committee's deliberations over the future of sports in the region.

Former Blacktown councillor Ken Roberts also died last month, at 79. He was a Blacktown alderman from 1968 to 1974 and again from 1977 to 1987. He was a key part of the Labor team that saw 11 Labor councillors elected in 1980 — there were 15 available positions. He served on many council committees and was deputy mayor 1977 to 1978. He was part of a progressive Labor council that included achieving city status in 1979.

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