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Australia Day Awards 2019 – Nominations Now Open

By October 5, 2018February 25th, 2020No Comments

The search is on for Mareeba Shire’s biggest achievers.

Nominations for the 2019 Mareeba Shire Council Australia Day Awards are now open.

Mayor Tom Gilmore said the awards are an opportunity to recognise Mareeba Shire’s unsung heroes who have done extraordinary things for or on behalf of the community.

“These awards are tailored to celebrate the achievements of individuals or groups who inspire us through their accomplishments in service to our community, culture and sports, and challenge us to make our own contribution to a better community,” Cr Gilmore said.

Nominations are not bound by specific categories this year. The judging panel will determine awards based upon application, in order of merit.

“Furthermore, the awards pay tribute to the special people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and contribute to a diverse, friendly and vibrant community,” Cr Gilmore said.

“We strongly encourage everyone to nominate someone they know to be considered for an Australia Day Award.”

Nominations are open to individuals, groups and community events within Mareeba Shire in a voluntary capacity.

Winners will be announced at Council’s annual Australia Day Citizenship and Awards ceremony at the Mareeba International Club on the evening of Friday 25 January 2019.

“Everyone is invited to come along to celebrate the nominees and winners at this special event at which we will also welcome Australia’s newest citizens to the Shire,” Cr Gilmore said.

Nomination forms are available from the Mareeba Shire Council customer service centres in Mareeba and Kuranda, Shire libraries or online at Entries must be received by 3.00pm Monday 17 December 2018.