Brian Smith of Brian Smith Timber Transport, which his family founded in 1989, was recently awarded with the Walcha Citizen of the Year award. He is one of the largest employers in Walcha with his trucking and logging business and he was recognised for this alongside his support of the local community. Source: Timberbiz
Mr Smith was recognised for his assistance in clearing up after a large windstorm in 2018 and donating time and use of his machinery to do earthworks and the removal of old trees for local sporting clubs and associations.
He was also recognised by Lions International for his outstanding contribution to the community and received a Mission Award.
Brian Smith Timber Transport is a diverse business offering plantation and hardwood harvesting and haulage, and bulk transport.
Mr Smith was said to be overwhelmed when accepting the award from Australia Day ambassador Narelle Campbell.