Gayatri Aegerter, Oxford Street Business Association, 2022 recipient

“Gayatri has been the driving force of the Oxford Street Business Association acting in the role of President since it's foundation two years ago. Throughout Covid-19 she has worked tirelessly to lobby and promote and recruit. Her level of commitment to the association and the businesses in our local community has been profound. The workload was huge, especially as it entailed setting up the association and it's structure. All of this impacted her work and family life, However, in true Aussie spirit she got on with the job. As a result, she obtained a grant for a website to showcase local businesses and event, built a strong relationship with the Brisbane City Council and boosted local confidence is shopping locally. For the past two, most difficult years, she has worked tirelessly and passionately to re-energise Oxford Street and bring the local business owners together in a more collaborative and cohesive way.”