Nominations are open for Mareeba Shire Council’s 2021 Australia Day Awards.
Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin is encouraging residents to nominate individuals and community groups that have gone above and beyond to help others. “This year has been extraordinary in terms of dealing with the challenges and opportunities of COVID-19,” Cr Toppin said.
“COVID-19 has impacted the way we live our lives but has not stopped the outstanding contributions of so many within our community and we must acknowledge theses, residents and community groups.”
“Mareeba Shire is very fortunate to have so many wonderful, dedicated and community-minded people who volunteer and give back to their local community.
“Whether it’s a service group or sporting club, your neighbour or a stranger, please consider nominating them for an Australia Day award,” Cr Toppin said.
Australia Day Awards are open to Mareeba Shire residents and community groups that have made an outstanding achievement or contribution within the community.
Residents are encouraged to submit nominations online through Council’s website. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from Council’s website or collected from Council’s customer service centres in Mareeba and Kuranda.
Nomination forms should be returned to the customer service centres or posted to PO Box 154 Mareeba Q 4880. Nominations must be received no later than 3pm Tuesday 15 December 2020.
Mayor Toppin said nominees and award recipients will be acknowledged appropriately amid COVID-19 restrictions.