Australia Day Award Nominations now open

Posted on 9 Sep 2013

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It was published in September 2013, so the information may be out-of-date.

Nominations opened last week for the 2014 Australia Day Awards and Greater Shepparton City Council is urging residents in the municipality to nominate our hardworking community members.

Nominations are sought for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year (aged under 30) and Community Event of the Year for Arcadia, Dookie, Mooroopna, Murchison, Shepparton, Tatura and Toolamba.

Nominations are also sought for other categories including sports, education and community service awards

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Jenny Houlihan encouraged residents to nominate friends, neighbours or colleagues who had volunteered their time to make a difference to their community.

"We all know people who just get out there and make things happen, lend a hand when the chips are down or go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to supporting other people, a cause or the community," Cr Houlihan said.

"Council's Australia Day Awards are a fitting tribute for these quiet achievers, and I urge anyone who has ever thought someone's contribution deserves some recognition to nominate them for the 2014 awards."

The 2013 Greater Shepparton Citizen of the Year winner Dale Wright said "I was surprised and humbled to receive this award."

"There are so many unsung heroes in our community, so I encourage you to nominate them for these awards."

Nomination forms are available from Council's Welsford St office, online from the Awards section of Council's website, from Australia Day committee members or by contacting Council on 5832 9700.

Nominations close for Tatura and Murchison on 25 November 2013 and for the other towns on 2 December 2013.

- released 9 September 2013