Each year, the program recognises local residents for their outstanding contributions to the region.
‘Australia Day is all about thanking those people who make our community a better place – by the work they do, the encouragement they offer or simply the passion they show,’ Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said.
‘These awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate, recognise and reward the efforts of these wonderful people. If you know someone great in our community, we’d love to hear from you.’
Cr Hayes encouraged any potential nominators to carefully read the category selection criteria and conditions of entry, before filling in the nomination form.
‘You can find all of the relevant information on our website or by dropping into your local council office.’
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Community Event of the Year
- Senior Sportsperson / Administrator of the Year
- Junior Sportsperson of the Year
- Cultural Award
Completed nomination forms must be returned to council by 5.00 pm on Friday 5 January 2018. Each category will have a winner from the Blackwater/Duaringa area, Capella/Tieri area, Emerald/Gemfields area and Springsure/Rolleston area.
Winners will be announced at council’s Australia Day celebrations across the Central Highlands.
For more information call 1300 242 686.