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Nominations open for Young Australia Day awards

Nov 14, 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 award categories in Young.

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

“It’s important to acknowledge and thank these special people and the Australia Day Awards are a great way to do this,” Mayor Ingram said.

“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,” he said.

Hilltops Councillor and member of the Hilltops Council Australia Day Committee (Young) Greg Armstrong said the awards help shine a light on the efforts of those who so often fly under the radar, particularly our volunteers.

“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,” Councillor Armstrong said.

“There is often little recognition of the huge value that volunteers bring to a community, so these awards are our chance to say thank you. I encourage everyone to get involved and nominate someone in Young who is deserving of an Australia Day award.” he concluded.

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

• Junior Citizen of the Year
• Citizen of the Year
• Business of the Year

The Young area includes Young and the villages of Koorawatha, Bribbaree, Monteagle, Milvale, Murringo, Bendick Murrell and Maimuru.

Nomination forms are available online at

Nominations close on Friday 14 December 2018.  Mayor Ingram will announce the award winners on Australia Day, 26 January 2019.

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