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Nominate an unsung hero for the 2017 Australia Day Awards

7 November 2016

Our communities have just under one month to recognise the outstanding contributions of our region’s inspirational and unsung heroes before nominations close on Tuesday 29 November for the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

  • Each year the achievements and contributions of inspiring local people and organisations are recognised at official Australia Day Awards Ceremonies held across the Western Downs on 26 January;
  • Western Downs Regional Council are calling for people to nominate their local heroes, community groups, sporting legends, and events for the 2017 Australia Day Awards;
  • Residents can submit nominations for the following local categories: Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Junior Cultural Award; Seniors Cultural Award; Junior Sports Award; Senior Sports Award; Sports Administrator / Coach / Official Award; and Community Project / Event of the Year.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said 2016 has been an exceptional year for our region with many incredible events, projects, and people contributing to the growth and prosperity of our communities.

Local Award Recipients of the Wandoan and District Australia Day Awards 2016

Local Award Recipients of the Wandoan and District Australia Day Awards 2016

“With the closing date for nominations getting nearer, now’s the time for you to put pen to paper to nominate those within our region who inspire you and go above and beyond in their communities for an Australia Day Award,” he said.

“We have many exceptional and passionate individuals and community groups doing great things throughout the Western Downs, so what better way to recognise their contributions to our communities then by nominating them for an Award.”

Nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards are open until 5pm Tuesday 29 November 2016. Nomination forms are available on Council’s website at www.wdrc.qld.gov.au or by calling 1300 COUNCIL.

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Media Contact:
Cr Paul McVeigh | Western Downs Regional Council Mayor | 0408 700 392