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2013 Australia Day nominations open

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It’s that time of year again when Burdekin residents are called on to nominate a fellow citizen for the Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro urged residents to nominate someone they thought deserved some recognition for their work.

“If you know someone who has done a lot of community work, cultural achievements or sporting achievements, then it is worth making the effort to put their name forward,” he said.

“The Australia Day Awards are about recognising the accomplishments and contributions of local residents.

“Also people should not be shy about re-nominating someone who had missed out in previous years.”

Mr Vaccaro said past winners of the awards had been residents who had worked for the community over many decades, while others were recognised for their sporting achievements.

There are categories for outstanding citizens, sportspeople, sports administrators and cultural achievements, as well as a category for community events.

Mr Vaccaro said a new category has been added to the 2013 event.

“We have added Sportsperson with a Disability to our list of categories to cover all our sporting residents,” he said.

Nomination forms are available from the Burdekin Shire Council Chambers in Young Street, Ayr; the Ayr and Home Hill libraries; and on the council’s website at

Nominations will close on Friday, December 21, 2012.

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