Ku-ring-gai's 2018 Citizen of the Year, Peter Kirkwood of Warrawee, was been awarded an OAM for service to the community of northern Sydney.
His extraordinary contribution has been made through a number of voluntary organisations which include the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, the Rotary Club of Waitara, the Hornsby community safety precinct committee, the Ku-ring-gai police safety committee, St Paul's Anglican Church, Studio ARTES and the Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai Police Citizens Youth Club [PCYC].
Currently Peter is the president of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai PCYC.

On Friday 6th of September Peter attended Government House to take part in the 2019 Order of Australia Investiture Ceremony. The event was hosted by the Governor of NSW Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beasley AO QC.

The ceremony was livestreamed and a video replay can be found at https://livestream.com/BLive/InvestitureCeremonySeptember2019/videos/195920261

Peter's presentation is at 1:02:45 about 2/3 rds through the ceremony; both Rotary and the PCYC are mentioned in the presentation.