Phil Greagen remembered

Remembered: Phil Greagen flicks through a scrap book filled with memories from his 22 years with the Port Augusta City Council before his retirement.
Remembered: Phil Greagen flicks through a scrap book filled with memories from his 22 years with the Port Augusta City Council before his retirement.

Port Augusta lost one of its most dedicated community members last month.

Phillip Greagen OAM, passed away peacefully at the Port Augusta Hospital on Monday September 20, aged 82 years.

Mr Greagen was a Port Augusta City Councillor from May 1995 to June 2017, also serving as deputy Mayor for eight years in that time.

Originally from Geelong, Mr Greagen relocated to Port Augusta in 1958 after forming a strong connection with the town.

Mr Greagen was recognised for Service to Local Government and the community of Port Augusta, awarded an Australia Day Order of Australia Medal in 2015.

Mayor Brett Benbow remembered Mr Greagen fondly.

"I grew up with Phil and his kids," he said.

"When I arrived on council he had already been here for a number of years, and he helped show me the way to start with.

"Very dedicated to our town, very passionate.

"He will be missed."