Mayor Phil Yeo is calling on Wingecarribee residents to look around the community for worthy people to nominate for the 2001 National Australia Day Awards.
Both the Australian of the Year and Community of the Year awards will be announced by the Prime Minister on January 25.
“There are a lot of talented and committed people within our Community,” Cr Yeo said, “and they deserve to be acknowledged for their contributions”.
The Australian of the Year recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Australian society, either at a national or international level.
The sort of people recognised in the past as Australians of the Year include environmentalist, Ian Kiernan, scientist Professor Peter Doherty, artist Arthur Boyd and cricket captain Mark Taylor.
The Community of the Year Award recognises the achievements of an entire community or group, such as a specific community project, the work of a particular group or organisation, or a record of achievement by a town or city.
Past recipients include the Jaywon community in Northern Territory, Townsville in Queensland, Deloraine in Tasmania and Lithgow in New South Wales.
“I urge the community to look around and encourage the efforts of our fellow Australians by nominating a person or group for Australian of the Year and Community of the Year,” Cr Yeo said.
The awards are based solely on nominations received by the public and judged by the Board of the National Australia Day Council.
Nomination forms are available at the Civic Centre in Moss Vale from Council’s Administrative staff members, Kathryn Hayward or Jenette Woods.
If it is more convenient, you can also phone the Australia Day Council on 1300 362 360 for the cost of a local call and have the forms sent to you.
Nominees for Australian of the Year must be Australian Citizens and, other than in exceptional circumstances, should reside in Australia.
Nominations must be received by Thursday January 11, 2001.
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