Congratulations to TRC’s Australia Day Award Nominees

Forty-seven community members and organisations have been nominated across nine 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 and we’ll also be welcoming eight new citizens.

‘Unfortunately it will be an invite-only event but we’ll be live streaming it so no-one misses out,’ said Mayor Marti.

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The nominees are:

Citizen of the Year

Elaine Bentley
Rob Fuller
John Hardy OAM
Doreen Mortimore
Dale Roger-Jones
Ivan Searston

Young Citizen of the Year

Tahnee Dilger
Caitlin Wadley
Grace Wilson

Inclusion Award

Red Earth Running
Tableland Community Link Association Inc.
Tablelands Unite

Community Service Award

Louise Anderson-Clemence
Atherton Tablelands Chamber of Commerce
John Compton
Bree Hargreaves
Suzanne Leo
Maree Petersen
Brian Robertson
Tableland Fish Stocking Society Inc.
Peter Tuck

Cultural Award

Jaelene Durrand
Graham Harrington

Junior Cultural Award

Atherton State High School Music Academy
Matthew English
Tanae Ghelfi
Randall Kelly
Aladdin (Malanda Theatre Company)
Charlotte Nunn
Jonathan Platz

Junior Sports Award

Emily Mills
Anastasia Theochari
Tinaroo Sailing Club School Sailing Team Blitz
Breanne Wadley

Sports Supporter Award

Emily Alford
Brock Collins
Carrie de Brueys
Don Scheffler
Katie Poggioli
Janelle Moses
Cherie Mills

Community Event of the Year

Calendar Girls (Malanda Theatre Company)
Harmony Day (Ravenshoe Community Centre)
Malanda Christmas Street Festival (Malanda Chamber of Commerce)
President’s Cup Cricket Day (Atherton Cricket Club)
Tablelands Toy Run (Highland Motorcycle Restorers Club)
Tolga Scarecrow Festival