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Nominate an inspirational local for the 2016 Australia Day Awards

13 November 2015

2015 Regional Citizen of the Year Rachel Kerwick with Local Award winners at the 2015 Miles Australia Day Awards Ceremony.

2015 Regional Citizen of the Year Rachel Kerwick with Local Award winners at the 2015 Miles Australia Day Awards Ceremony.

With just over two weeks to submit your nominations for the 2016 Australia Day Awards, Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown is encouraging residents to take the time now to complete a nomination form to recognise the outstanding contributions of someone who goes above and beyond in their community.

  • Nominations for the 2016 Australia Day Awards close 5pm, Tuesday 1 December;
  • Residents can submit nominations for the following categories: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Junior Cultural Award, Senior Cultural Award, Junior Sports Award, Senior Sports Award, Sports Administrator / Coach / Official Award, and Community Project / Event of the Year Award;
  • Year 12 High School students who reside in the Western Downs region who receive the Year 12 Dux Award for their school, are now eligible to be nominated for the recently opened Australia Day Certificate of Achievement Award. This includes students whose permanent residence is within the Western Downs, but who may attend school outside the region;
  • Nomination forms are available from all Council Customer Service Centres or can be downloaded from Council’s 2016 Australia Day webpage.

Mayor Ray Brown said the nomination process is simple, easy, and only takes a few minutes.

“With the closing date for nominations getting nearer, we are hoping to receive a record number of applications as we know there are many selfless and dedicated people in our community doing great things,” he said.

“The Australia Day Awards are your chance to say ‘thanks’ and acknowledge the exceptional achievements and actions of the people who inspire you.”

For more information on the 2016 Australia Day Awards call 1300 COUNCIL.

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