Nominations for Moree's Australia Day awards now open

NOMINATE A LOCAL HERO: Young Citizen of the Year Oscar Davis at the 2019 Australia Day ceremony. Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open.
NOMINATE A LOCAL HERO: Young Citizen of the Year Oscar Davis at the 2019 Australia Day ceremony. Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open.

Moree Plains Shire Council is inviting the community to nominate a local hero for Moree's 2020 Australia Day awards.

This year the prestigious awards include seven categories, all which are currently open for nominations, being:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (20 years old or younger)
  • Community Event/Group of the year
  • Sports Person of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Group/Sport Group of the Year
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year

Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries is encouraging all residents to support the awards this year by nominating individuals and groups that they believe have made a significant difference in the Shire.

"We need to acknowledge and celebrate the individuals and community groups who worked tirelessly to build our community and deliver activities and events for us to enjoy with our children and friends," she said.

"A nomination can make a real difference to an individual or community group and ensures their contribution to our community is appreciated and acknowledged. The nomination process is fast and easy; I am sure every resident in the community knows at least one person who deserves a nomination.

The winners of each category will be announced on Australia Day and on council's website and Facebook page.

Nomination forms are available at council's customer service offices in Moree and Mungindi, at the Moree Community Library or by contacting Moree Lions Club on 02 6752 1226.

Nominations forms can also be downloaded from council's website and emailed to the Moree Lions Club at moree@lionsdistrict201n1.org.au.