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Australia Day Awards 2021

On Australia Day 2021 communities across Warrumbungle Shire came together to celebrate what’s great about our country, our local communities and some outstanding local achievers. 

Celebrating his first Australia Day as Mayor, Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan, attended events in Binnaway, Dunedoo and Coolah.

“It was great to attend the local events and celebrate Australia Day with so many people in our communities”, said Cr Doolan. “As part of the celebrations, I and the other Councillors were pleased to present some very worthy recipients with Warrumbungle Shire Council Australia Day Awards for 2021.”

Cr Doolan said, “We had many high-quality nominations for this year’s awards and the Selection Committee was challenged in making the final selections.”
  
The recipients of the 2021 Warrumbungle Shire Council Australia Day Awards were:
 
Citizen of the Year 
Jim Larkin and Carol Richard          
Senior Citizen of the Year 
Heather Edgell  
 
Environmental Citizen of the Year 
Juleen Young
 
Sportsperson of the Year 
Dunedoo Swannettes
 
Cultural Achievement Award 
Aimee Rossler

Young Citizen of the Year 
Luke Bonello 

Young Environmental Citizen of the Year 
Coonabarabran High School D7 Support Unit Class
 
 Young Sportsperson of the Year 
Ashanti Pennell and Alirah Watton
 
 
Community Event of the Year 
Central West Cycle Trail
 
 

“These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate what’s great about our local communities and recognise people for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the last 12 months and I would like to take this opportunity to again congratulate not only the award recipients but all the nominees,” concluded Cr Doolan.

 Warrumbungle Citizen of the Year - Jim Larkin

Image: L-R Australia Day Ambassador Sonia Gandhi, Warrumbungle Citizen of the Year Jim Larkin with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Councillor Ambrose Doolan.  

Citizen of the Year - Carol Richards 

 Image: L-R Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Councillor Ambrose Doolan with Warrumbungle Citizen of the Year Carol Richard and Australia Day Ambassador Matt Hall. 


 

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2021

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