A champion of improved train and health services for Goulburn has passed away.
Greg Price died at Bourke Street Health Service (BSHS) on Thursday, November 4 following a battle with melanoma. He was seventy-one.
Goulburn Labor Party president Jason Shepherd said Mr Price would be greatly missed and his legacy was immense.
"He was extremely passionate about improving Goulburn's train services and helped the Southern Tablelands Rail Users Group (STRUG)," he said.
Mr Price did not baulk at advocating to local MPs and state ministers on the issue. Drawing on a long railway career, he also had input into the best future rail technology for the region.
He was a former president and long-time member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union's Goulburn branch, and president and vice-president of Goulburn District Unions. He held the latter role at the time of his death.
But he was not a Labor Party member.
Mr Shepherd said Mr Price was a "free thinker."
"He was very dependable and knew what he was talking about," he said.
"If he knew something was wrong he didn't hesitate to get involved and fix it," he said.
In 2016, Mr Price joined the ultimately successful community campaign to stop BSHS services moving to Goulburn Base Hospital ahead of its redevelopment.
Mr Shepherd said that generosity of spirit ultimately benefited Mr Price who had "amazing" help from the palliative care team. He was able to pass away surrounded by his family and friends, including some from STRUG.
Mr Price's graveside funeral service will be held at Leppington Lawn Cemetery at 10am on Wednesday, November 17.
The Goulburn Post will publish a fuller obituary at a later date.
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