Published on: June 2021
Grace Brennan 2021 NSW Regional Woman of the Year
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—I congratulate Waverton resident Grace Brennan for being named the 2021 NSW Regional Woman of the Year. Grace received the award for her 2019 #BuyfromtheBush campaign that helped unite city and country to support rural businesses during the drought. Grace's ingenuity sparked a national online movement that has attracted over a quarter of a million followers on Instagram and Facebook. Her campaign has helped connect small businesses from rural towns and communities with people from the city. Since 2019, Buy from the Bush has injected around $5 million in revenue for participating regional businesses and has supported farmers and their families recover from the drought. Some businesses have even sold out within hours of being posted on the page with overwhelming support from the public. Grace's initiative was a lifeline for hundreds of regional businesses and communities, making her a perfect fit for the NSW Regional Woman of the Year. I thank her for her determination and generosity, and congratulate her on this outstanding achievement.