Fitting tribute at Rutherglen Gold Battery from Indigo Council for beloved Cr Don Chambers

PROUD MOMENT: Six-year-old Lucy Chambers and dad Simon Chambers were moved at Rutherglen Gold Battery on Saturday by a ceremony in honour of the late Margaret and Cr Don Chambers. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG

PROUD MOMENT: Six-year-old Lucy Chambers and dad Simon Chambers were moved at Rutherglen Gold Battery on Saturday by a ceremony in honour of the late Margaret and Cr Don Chambers. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG

The unveiling of a memorial plaque in honour of the late former long-serving Indigo Cr Don Chambers and his wife Margaret was a special moment for their family.

Positioned outside the Rutherglen Gold Battery, it is a tribute to the environmental work Cr Chambers did to beautify the area. Son, Simon said the 78-year-old would often spend his “down time” away from council planting trees.

Cr Chambers died suddenly on October 11 last year, after Margaret died in 2012.

“For the council to get something in place for both of my parents really promptly, the family really appreciates it,” Simon said.

He said his father would be remembered as a councillor who liked to ruffle a few feathers.

Mayor James Ternery said Cr Chambers always kept councillors on their toes with his demand for justification.

“Don had a vision for a fairer and more sharing community, his efforts always focused on the greater good,” he said. “Councillors and staff remember him as a fine example of civic pride and leadership.”

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