Australia Day nominations now being called

10 October, 2016Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for the upcoming 2017 Australia Day Awards.

Nominations are sought in two categories and contributions can include individual acts of compassion, generosity or bravery.

Categories for the 2017 Awards include:

  • Citizen of the Year, and
  • Young Citizen of the Year

The Young Citizen Award is open to people who are aged 25 years or younger.

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead said the awards are a great way to recognise the efforts of people who contribute to making the Southern Highlands a better place to live.

“The Australia Day Awards are one of the most prestigious honours which can be bestowed upon a member of our community,” he said.

“This year we’re particularly looking for role models who deserve to be recognised and commended for their services to our Shire.”

Councillor Halstead reiterated the importance of nominating a recipient.

“Just being nominated is a great privilege and all nominees will be acknowledged and applauded for their efforts at our Berrima service on Australia Day,” he said.

“Even if you think someone is well known for their achievements, it’s best not to assume they’ve already been nominated,” Mayor Halstead added.  “I encourage all residents to give some thought as to a worthy recipient and submit a nomination of their own.”

All nominees must reside in the Wingecarribee Shire and nominations close on Friday 13 January 2017.

For further information about Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day Citizen Awards contact Council’s Australia Day Coordinator on 4868 0719 or visit Council’s website at