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Salvation Army’s Major Brendan Nottle Named Melburnian of the Year 2013

The Salvation Army’s Major Brendan Nottle was announced as the winner of the prestigious Melburnian of the Year award 2013 at a Town Hall gala ceremony on Saturday night. 

This great honour comes in recognition of Major Nottle’s work overseeing the operations of The Salvation Army in Melbourne’s CBD. 

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle paid a special tribute to Major Brendan Nottle. 

“It is with great delight that I present this award to Brendan. His devotion to strengthening Melbourne’s social fabric is an inspiration to us all,” the Lord Mayor said. 

“Every week, Brendan can be found in the city giving crucial support to those in need, including meals, clothing and counselling. 

“The dedication he brings to his work makes him a role model thoroughly deserving of this accolade,” he said. 

“Over the past 10 years Major Nottle has worked tirelessly to implement responses to issues facing the people of Melbourne as well being a positive influence in the lives of people living in Melbourne,” said Dr Bruce Redman for The Salvation Army. 

“His leadership has brought about great services that include outreach to marginalised members of the community, providing emergency support to people experiencing homelessness and importantly building a community where people can find belonging,” he said. 

Major Brendan Nottle

Major Brendan Nottle

Major Brendan Nottle

Major Nottle is a father of three and also serves as Collingwood Football Club’s volunteer chaplain. He is a past Melbourne award winner, taking out the contribution to community by an individual award in 2011. He was also a Moomba Monarch in 2012. 

Each week in Melbourne, The Salvation Army serves 2,000 meals and provides practical and emotional support to people in need of assistance from its centre on Bourke Street. This centre also acts as the hub for outreach work with Melbourne’s homeless and the base for mobile Street Teams, an initiative in partnership with the City of Melbourne to provide people in the city with additional support over Friday and Saturday nights.

For further information or media comment please contact:

Dr Bruce Redman – Media Relations Director
The Salvation Army – Australia Southern Territory (Vic., SA, Tas., WA & NT)
T.  03 8878 2448
M. 0417 537 950 
E. bruce.redman@aus.salvationarmy.org