Bob Gates Legacy


25 March 2003

As Member for Lismore and having a varied and long association with Bob and Helen, I am very saddened to hear of Bob's passing and wish to recognise the loss to the area.

Bob's contribution to Local Government through Rous County Council then Mayor of Lismore City Council, the community and Lismore was unequalled and will be sadly missed.

Bob's demeanour and his rapport with staff, businesses, ratepayers and residents have benefited immensely from his contribution, which is testimony to bringing Lismore City Council to its current position.

I have always admired Bob's proficiency to get the job done, make sound decisions, guidance in the Council's planning, his communication and negotiating skills, his understanding of the principles of management and ability to supervise and deliver.

These qualities will remain as Bob's legacy contributing to the history of Lismore and its Local Government.

I also recognise that Bob's achievements would not have been possible without the love and support of Helen and his family.

My thoughts and condolences are with them and Rhonda and I trust that God will bless Helen and the family at this difficult time.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.