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Nominations open for Harden Australia Day Awards

Oct 24, 2018

It’s time to give a shout out to the unsung heroes of the Hilltops Region who make a positive difference to our community by nominating them for a 2019 Australia Day Award.

Nominations are now open for various award categories in Harden.

Hilltops Council Mayor Brian Ingram said the awards are an opportunity to recognise individuals and groups across the Hilltops Region who help, give or campaign for the benefit of the community and others.

“It is important to acknowledge and thank these special people and the Australia Day Awards are a great way to do this. The awards also inspire others to become involved and continue building on the work already being carried out by these generous people who give their time and effort so selflessly to the community,” Mayor Ingram said.

Hilltops Councillor and member of the Hilltops Council Australia Day Committee (Harden) Rita O’Connor said the awards help shine a light on the efforts of those who so often fly under the radar.

“This is a great opportunity to provide formal recognition to residents who have demonstrated an outstanding community service and a contribution to the progress and growth of our area,” Shared Councillor O’Connor.

“I want to challenge everyone to get involved and help ensure that this year we get a record number of nominations for the Australia Day Awards in Harden,” she continued.

Nominations for Australia Day Awards in Harden in the following categories are now open:

• Junior Citizen of the Year
• Citizen of the Year
• Senior Citizen of the Year
• Community Involvement in Sport
• Towncare Award

The Harden area includes Harden-Murrumburrah and the villages of Wombat, Galong and Jugiong.
Nomination forms are available online at or at the Hilltops Council Harden Office.

Nominations close on Friday 7 December 2018.  Award winners will be announced by Mayor Brian Ingram on Australia Day, 26 January 2019.

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