Nominations are now open for Mareeba Shire Council’s 2023 Australia Day Awards and Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin is encouraging residents to nominate individuals and community groups that have gone above and beyond to help others.
Mayor Toppin explained, “I am excited to see who will be nominated for an Australia Day Award in 2023.”
“By recognising individuals and groups for their contribution to our communities, we create role models and continue to foster the incredible culture of volunteerism and giving that has long existed throughout the Mareeba Shire.”
2022 Citizen of the Year, Norma Moloney encourages residents to nominate their local hero.
“I am so proud to have received the award for Citizen of the Year in 2022,” Ms Moloney said.
“Volunteers don’t do it for the kudos, but it was a wonderful honour to be recognised.”
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, or by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centres in Mareeba and Kuranda.
Nomination forms can be submitted online, returned to the Customer Service Centres or posted to PO Box 154, Mareeba QLD 4880.
Nominations must be received, or post marked no later than 3pm on Tuesday, 6 December 2022.
Mayor Toppin stated, “This year, I’d love to see nominations from far and wide across the Shire!”
“Council’s annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony is always a special event, and in 2023 we will celebrate the community’s continued recovery, and indeed emergence, from the pandemic.”
Nominations must be received by 3.00 pm, Tuesday 6 December 2022