Congratulations to TRC’s Australia Day Award Nominees

Thirty-eight community members and organisations have been nominated across ten categories for Tablelands Regional Council’s Australia Day Awards.

‘It’s fantastic to see these exceptional people and groups being recognised,’ said Mayor Rod Marti.

‘We have such a great community and that doesn’t happen without the contribution of people like those who have been nominated.

‘The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Australia Day at the Atherton International Club — doors open at 10.00am for a 10.30am start,’ said Mayor Marti.

The nominees are:

Citizen of the Year

Bree Hargreaves
Cirsty Kidner-Bonadio
Kate Stokes
Bob Walker

Young Citizen of the Year

Dexter Geres
Billie Cummings
Paige Grose

Community Service Award

Atherton State Emergency Services
ECHO Empowering Services
Bree Hargreaves
Malanda Chamber of Commerce
David McConnell
Ravenshoe Men’s Shed
Paul Strike
Molly Wilson

Inclusion Award

Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society
i’ara Specialist Support Coordination
Lions Club of Malanda
Moyamoya Australia
Tolga Scarecrow Festival
Top Rail Tavern
John Whyte

Senior Cultural Award

Tai Ah Gee
Khalida De Ridder
Lachlan Szery

Junior Cultural Award

Tahalia Durrand
Madison Stansby

Junior Sports Award

Jackson Kennedy
Erika Koelman
Bronte Grose
Grace Grandcourt

Senior Sports Award

Graham Haren
Karli Duesbury

Sports Supporter Award

Helen Nawaqa
Netta Stringer

Community Event of the Year

Atherton Maize Festival
Malanda Bull Ride
Smokey Blue Rally