Last chance to nominate your local heroes

Published Tuesday, 24th October 2017

There are only days left for residents to nominate a local hero or two for the 2018 Australia Day Community Awards.

There are only days left for residents to nominate a local hero or two for the 2018 Australia Day Community Awards.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone encouraged residents not to miss the opportunity to nominate people who are local heroes and make a difference to the Fairfield City community.

The awards recognise contribution to the local community or outstanding achievements during the past year or over a number of years.

“You don’t have to be a world-beater, discover a new species or cure disease,” Mayor Carbone said.

“We are looking for people who steadily, often quietly, do their bit to make where we live a better place through their dedication, hard work and involvement.

“We want to publicly recognise those who have our community at their heart – it could be our volunteers, sporting coaches, administrators of community groups and fund raisers – anyone who makes us proud to be an Australian.

“We all know an unsung hero that impresses us with their dedication to the community and I encourage residents to take a few minutes to nominate them. The Community Awards are a great way to acknowledge the work they do and thank them.”

Award categories include:

• Citizen of the Year - 25 years and over

• Young Citizen of the Year – 12 to 24 years

• Volunteer of the Year - 12 years and over

• Sports Achiever of the Year - 12 years and over

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in January 2018 at Fairfield City Council Chambers.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available from Council’s website. Nominations can be done online. Nominations close on Friday 3 November 2017.

Ages for the award categories are as at 26 January 2018.

Caption: The 2017 Australia Day Fairfield Community Awards with Mayor Frank Carbone, Councillors and members of the official party.