Australia Day Award Nominations 2024 closing soon

Is there someone you know or a community group or event that deserves the recognition of an Australia Day Award 2024? Now is the time to nominate them. 

“Each year residents of Warrumbungle Shire are invited to nominate fellow citizens for the Warrumbungle Shire Council Australia Day Awards,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “This is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate those across the Shire who are achieving great things and making a difference.”

Since 2005, members across the Shire have been recognised for their contributions to their local communities. Last year’s Citizen of the Year Award was awarded to a highly valued member of the Coonabarabran community who was acknowledged for her contribution to the Town Beautification Committee, Rotary, Girl Guides, the Garden Club, Chamber of Commerce, and owning a well-known gift shop in the main street of Coonabarabran for 30 years.

“In reading past nominations, these people give you a sense of pride and achievement of what people are doing in our Shire. Their dedication to assisting their community organisations is very impressive,” said Cr Doolan. 

“Council receives so many worthy nominations each year for community members to be recognised and awarded an Australia Day Award. However, Council is limited to the number of recipients awarded each year. So, if you have nominated someone in the past and they haven’t been successful make sure you nominate them again.”

“There are still so many potential recipients out there in the community. Please take the time to look around you and nominate someone who you think deserves recognition for the work they do, or a person who strives to be good at sport, kind to the environment, or that promotes culture in our communities,” Cr Doolan concluded.

Nomination Forms and Guidelines are available on Council’s website under the ‘Have Your Say’ tab and at Council's Administration Offices in Coolah and Coonabarabran. Nominations close at 4.30 pm Friday 24 November 2023. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

For more information please contact the Personal Assistant to Director Corporate and Community Services, Amanda Wherrett on (02) 6849 2000. 

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Last Updated: 17 Nov 2023