Forty 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 Acting Mayor Kevin Cardew.
‘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 seven new citizens.
‘Unfortunately it will be an invite-only event due to Covid requirements but we’ll be livestreaming it (from 9am) so no-one misses out,’ said Acting Mayor Cardew.
The nominees are:
Citizen of the Year
Francis (Digby) Hoyal
Young Citizen of the Year
Community Event of the Year
Carlo Barletta Memorial Poker Tournament
Malanda Christmas Street Festival
Tablelands Folk Festival
Tablelands Toy Run
Tablelands Japanese Speaking Competition
Atherton Tablelands Agricultural Society
Atherton Tablelands Hockey Association
Disability Matters Inc.
Team Momentum Inc.
Thomas Blain — HBZ Crossfit
Community Service Award
Ravenshoe Respite and Social Group
Tableland Community Link
Atherton Turf Club
Millaa Millaa Garden Club
Tolga Historical Society
Junior Cultural Award
Junior Sports Award
Sports Supporter Award
This event was assisted by the National Australia Day Council and the Australian Government.