Australia Day Award entries extended

Published Monday, 6th November 2017

Residents have an extra two weeks to nominate local heroes for the 2018 Australia Day Community Awards with Council extending the closing date for entries to 17 November.

Residents have an extra two weeks to nominate local heroes for the 2018 Australia Day Community Awards with Council extending the closing date for entries to 17 November.

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.

“We have extended the closing date because we want as many deserving people as possible to be nominated,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The awards recognise contribution to the local community or outstanding achievements during the past year or over a number of years. We want to recognise and celebrate people who often quietly, do their bit to make our City a better place.

“We all know these people - volunteers, sporting coaches, fund raisers – anyone who makes us proud to be an Australian.

“I encourage residents to take a few minutes to nominate those who are dedicated, passionate and giving in our communities. 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 17 November 2017.