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Nominations now open for 2020 Australia Day Awards

23 September 2019

It’s that time of the year to acknowledge community effort, participation and contribution by
nominating residents for the 2020 Southern Grampians Shire Australia Day Awards.

The Australia Day awards recognise the exceptional contribution, hard work and determination of
citizens who make a positive difference to their community.

Southern Grampians Shire Mayor, Councillor Mary-Ann Brown encourages residents to get involved
in the nomination process, saying the positive differences individuals and groups make to our
community are worthy of celebration.

“There are many people in our region who are great role models, and who contribute to the welfare
and wellbeing of our community, including our environmental and social responsibilities, our cultural
capital and our community spirit,” Cr Brown said.

“It’s also important to recognise the significant role that events play in our towns and communities.
Wonderful events engage different demographics, fundraise for community projects, contribute to
our region’s reputation and have positive social and economic benefits.

“This is a great opportunity to recognise those people who are contributing positively to our
community and hopefully, it may also inspire others to follow in their footsteps,” Cr Brown

Award categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen for people aged under 25, Community
Event of the Year and Community Recognition Awards. Awards will be presented at the official
Southern Grampians Shire Australia Award celebrations held on January 26 in the Hamilton Botanic

To shine a light on a Southern Grampians Shire resident who is a great asset to their community, or
celebrate the successes of a great community event, simply complete the digital form on Council’s
website Nominations forms are also available to
download or hard copies can be picked up from Council offices or the Hamilton & Grampians Visitor
Information Centre.

Nominations submitted online are automatically sent to Council, and completed paper forms can be
dropped in to any Council office or emailed to

Nominations close Friday 8 November 2019.

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