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Conte Circuit road tribute for popular priest

HUMBLE ACHIEVER: Father Mauro Conte in St Monica’s Chapel.
HUMBLE ACHIEVER: Father Mauro Conte in St Monica’s Chapel. Rob Williams

A HUMBLE man, Father Mauro Conte could only have dreamed what lay ahead of him after arriving in Australia in 1997.

The popular catholic priest who works tirelessly for his Greater Springfield parish is the latest public figure to have a street named after him at Stockland Augustine Heights.

Conte Circuit is in honour of Italian-born priest, who heads Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish based at St Augustine's College.

The street name was proposed by local councillor Paul Tully who wanted the priest recognised for his outstanding commitment to the Greater Springfield community.

Father Conte said while it felt surreal, he was delighted to have a street named after him in his parish.

"It is very special to have a street named after me. I am very honoured,'' he said. "When I found out about it I rang my family in Italy and they were extremely happy for me.''

Father Conte was ordained a priest in 1994 in Italy and has spent time working in the Philippines. He arrived in Australia in 1997 and worked for 13 years in the Australian-Italian community as a chaplain.

"I love what I do and it is wonderful that I have an opportunity to support people in the community. I work in a lovely area and it is amazing to witness how fast the community is growing," he said.

Cr Tully said it was wonderful Fr Conte's hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to his parish was rewarded and Stockland regional manager David Laner said Stockland was delighted to add Fr Conte's to the list of public figures on street signs at Augustine Heights.



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