Friday is last day for Australia Day Award nominations


Burdekin residents have until 5pm this Friday to nominate a deserving community member for an Australia Day Award.

Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said there had been some nominations, but more were needed.

“At the moment we have no nominations for senior cultural, community event, senior sportsperson, person with disability or sport administrator,” he said.

“This is your chance to say thanks to those who work hard in our community.

“We are fortunate to have a lot of residents who are active in our community and this is the time to acknowledge them.

“If you know of someone that has previously been nominated and missed out on an award, renominate them.”

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

Nomination forms are available from the Council Chambers, Ayr and Home Hill libraries and on Council’s website

The deadline for nominations is 5pm Friday, December 19, 2013.


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