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Nominations open for Gunnedah Shire Australia Day Awards

November 4, 2021

Gunnedah Shire’s Australia Day Working Group is calling on the community to nominate outstanding residents and organisations for the annual Australia Day Awards.

The awards recognise and honour individuals and groups in the Gunnedah community who have worked tirelessly to shape and enrich the Shire.

Gunnedah Shire Council Director of Corporate and Community Services Colin Formann said each year the Australia Day Awards celebrate the service and contributions of some of Gunnedah’s extraordinary residents.

“Nominations are now open to recognise individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond in their efforts and service to the community,” Mr Formann said.

“This year the Australia Day Awards are especially significant as they acknowledge the strength, resilience and capacity of the Gunnedah community when faced with adversity.

“Many community champions have stepped up in 2021, assisting others during the COVID-19 pandemic and would be worthy of recognition.

“If you know someone in our community who has done an amazing job for a charity or community organisation, or who should be recognised for their contributions to education, health, sports or the environment, please consider putting them forward by completing a nomination form.”

There are 12 categories in Gunnedah Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards for 2022. They include:

  • Citizen of the Year Award (21 and over),
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award (20 and under),
  • Ossie and Beryl Campbell Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award,
  • Eve Turner Perpetual Trophy,
  • Community and Cultural Achievement Award,
  • Max & Mikie Maas Good Neighbour Award,
  • Sports Person of the Year Award (21 and over),
  • Junior Sports Person of the Year Award (20 and under),
  • Junior Sports Team of the Year Award (20 and under),
  • Sports Team of the Year Award,
  • Ivan Towns Memorial Award, and
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year Award (open age category).

Nomination forms are available at Applications close 5pm Friday January 14, 2022.

Winners will be announced during the Australia Day Awards Dinner, to be held on Tuesday January 25, 2022.


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