Frankston City Council Mayor Sandra Mayer has paid tribute to long-time Frankston resident and passionate environmentalist Pat Bentley, who died recently aged 90. “Pat was loved by all who knew her, and her work towards improving the environment was respected within and beyond the walls of our city,” Cr Mayer said.
“Over the years, Pat was a valued member of the Frankston Environmental Friends Network, Frankston Beach Association, Foreshore Advisory Committee, Downs Estate Community Project Committee, War Memorial Advisory Committee and the Kananook Creek Association. Pat was also a foundation member of the Western Port Biosphere and a keen advocate for Frankston City becoming a member of the organisation.
“Pat moved to Frankston in 1959, ran coffee shops in the CBD and at Karingal Hub in the ‘70s and ‘80s and was actively engaged with council, regularly attending our meetings and making submissions.
“We will miss Pat dearly, and I would like to offer my sincere condolences to her family and many friends within our community. I’m sure they will continue to carry on her legacy of protecting and improving the local environment for future generations.”