Nominations are open for the Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day 2017 Awards.
Upper Hunter Shire Council Mayor Wayne Bedggood said a nomination was a simple way to thank and acknowledge generous and inspiring residents in the community.
Awards will be presented at Australia Day celebrations in Scone, Merriwa, Aberdeen and Murrurundi on Thursday 26 January 2017, and all nominees are recognised during the ceremonies for their achievements and contributions.Awards available in each of the four districts are:
In Merriwa only, there are also awards for Sustainability in Business and Environmental Achievement.
The Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen, are chosen from the town winners.
Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day 2016 Young Achiever Elizabeth Hagley said it was a great experience.
“Winning the award has meant so much to me,” Ms Hagley said
“I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the Committee and the person that nominated me for my Australia Day award.
Merriwa’s Australia Day 2016 Citizen of the Year Michael Nutt also encouraged others to nominate for the 2017 awards.
“Winning the award this year was a big surprise,” Mr Nutt said.
“I have done a fair bit for the town over the years and it was nice to be recognised by the community.
“I’d definitely encourage people to nominate others for the 2017 Australia Day Awards.”
Nomination forms are available at all Council Administration Offices, Shire Libraries, and they can be downloaded or submitted online.
Nominations close Wednesday 16 November 2016.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.