Burdekin resident Patricia Nuttall was announced as the Shire’s 2013 Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day celebrations in Ayr on Saturday 26th January 2013 where 13 residents were recognised for the their community spirit.
The Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards recognise members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and for exceptional achievement in the many areas.
Australia Day Citizen of the Year
- Winner Patricia Nuttall
- Achievement Award Lorna Hogenelst
Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year
- Winner Joshua Great and Brianne Rossato
- Achievement Award Brittany Falco
Australia Day Community Event of the Year
- Winner Sacred Heart Parish 2012 Centenary Celebrations
Australia Day Senior Cultural Award
- Winner Monica Licciardello
Australia Day Junior Cultural Award
- Winner Reece D’Alessandro
- Achievement Award Shannyn Pattinson
Sports Administrator Award
- Winner Karina Johnson
Senior Sports Person of the Year
- Winner Michelle Scott
Junior Sports Person of the Year
- Winner Jarrod Langford
- Achievement Award Jack Brock and Kurt Perry
The Burdekin also welcomed two new citizens at the celebrations with the naturalisation of siblings Robyn and Bruce Maddison who have moved to the Shire from South Africa.