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This week is the last week to nominate a local hero for recognition in Whitsunday Regional Council’s 2016 Australia Day Awards.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council is still looking for nominations for all the categories from across the Whitsunday Region’s four major townships.
“The Australia Day Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the efforts and achievements of Whitsunday residents and community groups,” Mayor Whitney said.
“I encourage local residents to nominate a neighbour, colleague or friend who goes above and beyond in giving back to our local community for recognition in the Australia Day Awards,” she said.
“By taking the time to fill out a short nomination form and recognise someone great locally, you’ll make their year. Entry is free and open to all members and groups.”
Categories include:• Citizen of the year (26 years and older);• Older Person of the Year (60 years or older);• Young Citizen of the Year (16 to 25 years old);• Junior Sports Person (up to & including 18 years);• Senior Sports Person (19 years and older);• Junior Cultural (up to & including 18 years);• Senior Cultural (19 years and older);• Community Event of the Year (non-profit);• Sports Administrator (e.g. coach, official or administrator); and• Wally Hinschen Volunteer of the Year Award.
Nominations close Friday, 11 December 2015.
Australia Day Awards and celebrations will be conducted in Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine. Further information will be made available closer to Australia Day.
Nomination Forms are available at Whitsunday Regional Council’s Customer Contact Centres or via Council’s website.