Last chance to nominate for Australia Day Award

Published on 09 October 2017

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the community?

Then make sure you nominate them for the Australia Day, Community Citizen of the Year Award before October 31.

The awards, which are run by the State Government, are presented by participating Local Government’s across Western Australia on Australia Day.

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said each year three local citizens and one local community group were eligible for the awards.

“We are looking for City of Swan community members or groups that have made a big contribution to the community, been responsible for an initiative or program that has enhanced the community or has become a role model for those who live in the area,” he said.

There are four award categories:

  • Community Citizen of the Year
  • Community Citizen of the Year (Senior)
  • Community Citizen of the Year (Youth)
  • Active Citizen Award (group or event)

Ballajura Ward Councillor Maria Haynes said the awards were a great way to officially recognise our hardest working community members.

“If they’re making a difference in your area, then we want to know about it whether they are a neighbour, a friend, a relative or a local community group,” she said.

“We have some very inspirational people in the City of Swan, so it is my hope that we are flooded with nominations and we beat last year’s total of eleven.”

Once nominations close, they will be assessed by a committee and the winners will be awarded during the City’s Australia day celebrations.

For more information on the awards and to nominate a community citizen, please go to www.citizenshipawards.com.au

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