Nominations open for Australia Day awards

Young's 2019 Junior Citizen of the Year Tori Apps, Australia Day ambassador and Paralympic gold medallist Lindy Hou, and Gail Hanigan Youngs 2019 Citizen of the Year. Photo: file
Young's 2019 Junior Citizen of the Year Tori Apps, Australia Day ambassador and Paralympic gold medallist Lindy Hou, and Gail Hanigan Youngs 2019 Citizen of the Year. Photo: file

It's time to give a shout out to the unsung heroes of the Hilltops region who make a positive difference to our community, by nominating them for a 2020 Australia Day award with nominations now open for various award categories.

Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram said the awards are an opportunity to recognise individuals and groups across the Hilltops region who help, organise, give or campaign for the benefit of others.

"It's important to acknowledge and thank these special people and the Australia Day Awards are a great way to do this," Mayor Ingram said.

"The awards also inspire others to become involved and continue building on the work already being carried out by these generous people who give their time and effort so selflessly to the community.

"This is an outstanding opportunity to provide formal recognition to residents who have demonstrated an outstanding community service and a contribution to the progress and growth of our area."

Young

Nominations for the following Australia Day awards in Young are now open:

  • Junior Citizen of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Business of the Year
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year

The Young area includes Young and the villages of Koorawatha, Bribbaree, Monteagle, Milvale, Murringo, Bendick Murrell and Maimuru.

Nominations for Young awards close on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Boorowa

Nominations for the following Australia Day awards in Boorowa are now open:

  • Sports Awards (Committee)
  • Community Awards (Committee)
  • Lions/Apex Citizen of the Year
  • Rotary Young Achiever of the Year
  • Landcare Awards
  • Rural Fire Service Award

Nominations for awards organised by specific community groups and organisations can be made by contacting the organisation directly.

Nominations for Boorowa awards close on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

Harden

Nominations for the following Australia Day awards in Harden are now open:

  • Junior Citizen of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Involvement in Sport
  • Towncare Award

The Harden area includes Harden-Murrumburrah and the villages of Wombat, Galong and Jugiong.

Nominations are to be in writing with a short resume about the person being nominated. Nominations for Harden awards close on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

Nomination forms for all awards are available online at www.hilltops.nsw.gov.au

Awards winners will be announced on Australia Day, January, 26, 2020.