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Vale Keith Robinson

July 16, 2019

It is with great sadness that I advise members of the recent passing of one of HIA’s founding fathers, Keith Robinson.

Keith played a pivotal role in HIA’s early BATA days, and provided over 60 years of contribution, passion and commitment to HIA. Keith received life membership of HIA, and was a recipient of HIA’s highest honour– the Sir Phillip Lynch Award, in 2013 for his contributions to the HIA and as well to the building industry more broadly. Keith’s exceptional service to HIA included Victorian President between 1982 and 1986, National President from 1993 to 1995 and he served on the National Board from 1991 to 1997. Keith was also a founding member and inaugural Chairman of the Victorian Homeless Fund, contributing over the years to many projects for housing the homeless. One of the most recent homes provided by the Fund to a homeless family was named in his honour.

Keith was held in the highest regard and was an inspirational and dedicated ambassador for HIA and the Housing Industry. Keith always took time to talk to and be with members, sharing their concerns and listening – providing support and advice. He was a true gentleman who cared deeply for the Housing Industry and those who worked in it. His passion and commitment for the Association and our industry will remain with us into the future.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Keith’s Family.