AUSTRALIA DAY NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON

Environmental Citizen of the Year Award Winner Warren Chad, Citizen of the Year Award Winner Ruth Worthington, Australia Day Ambassador Melanie Thomas, Sportsperson of the Year Award Danielle Thompson, Councillor Dennis Brady (on behalf of Anne Coffey recipient of the Australia Day Award – Community Service), Mayor of Lachlan Shire Council John Medcalf OAM and Lachlan Shire Council General Manager Greg Tory at the Lachlan Shire Council Australia Day Awards held at the Lake Cargelligo Sail and Power Boat Club earlier this year. Image Credit: Lachlan Shire Council.

Nominations for the 2020 Lachlan Shire Council Australia Day Awards are closing soon.

Council is encouraging residents to nominate people who really make a difference in their communities.

The Awards and nomination Certificates will be presented at an official ceremony that will be held at the SRA Pavilion in Condobolin on Australia Day, 26 January 2020.

Categories that will be awarded at each ceremony are: Lachlan Shire Citizen of the Year; Lachlan Shire Young Citizen of the Year; Lachlan Shire Australia Day Award (Community Service); Lachlan Shire Sportsperson of the Year; and Lachlan Shire Environmental Citizen of the Year.

Australia Day provides a wonderful opportunity to recognise and acknowledge members of local communities who have made positive contributions and to honour those who have made personal achievements in a range of pursuits including sports, the arts, or study.

It is also an opportunity to acknowledge those individuals who volunteer so much of their time to ensure much needed community services, sporting events and various other activities that are conducted across the Shire.

Mayor of Lachlan Shire John Medcalf OAM said Australia Day is a time to say thank you to those who enrich our lives in our communities and who have gone above and beyond.

“The Australia Day Awards allow us to recognise the contributions that many individuals make to their local community each year and Council is proud to recognise individuals and groups whose contributions and achievements illustrate the true meaning what it is to be Australian,” he explained.

“It is a time to honour those who have made personal achievements in a range of pursuits including sports, the arts, or study. It is time to really think about those individuals who volunteer so much of their time to ensure much needed community services, sporting events and a range of other activities to enrich the lives across the Lachlan Shire.”
Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards close Friday, 20 November, 2020.

Forms can be downloaded from the Lachlan Shire Council website www.lachlan.nsw.gov.au or hard copies are available from the following locations: Burcher -Burcher Hotel, Bena Street, Burcher; Condobolin – Lachlan Shire Council Office – 58 Molong Street, Condobolin; Lake Cargelligo – Lachlan Shire Council Office – Foster Street, Lake Cargelligo; Tullibigeal -Tullibigeal Co-op – Wattle Street, Tullibigeal; Tottenham -Tottenham Post Office – 69 Umang Street, Tottenham; Fifield -Fifield Hotel – Slee Street, Fifield.

For more information on the 2020 Australia Day Awards for the Lachlan Shire Council please contact Lachlan Shire Council Executive Assistant to the General Manager on 6895 1969.

By Melissa Blewitt.