Entries to Georges River Council 2017 Australia Day Awards now open

04/07/2016

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner is pleased to announce Council is now receiving nominations from the local community for the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

Mr Rayner said the prestigious Australia Day Awards present an opportunity for everyone to recognise and honour individuals who have contributed extensively to the Georges River community.

"Australia Day is a time where we can all recognise the significant contributions individuals make to our nation, and these awards are Council’s way of celebrating these people and the efforts they put in to bettering our community,” he said.

“We are calling for local community members to nominate people who contribute to society, inspire us all through their achievements, and who challenge us to make our own contributions to the community and region.”

Mr Rayner said Council is receiving nominations across three categories – Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

“To nominate someone for one of these awards, you will need to outline how your nominee has contributed to the community in the category for which you are nominating them, and summarise their achievements,” he said.

“Our nomination process also asks you to explain why you think this person is a positive role model and an inspiration to the community.

“We happily welcome all nominations for these awards and wish all nominees the best of luck.

“The winners of these prestigious awards will be announced at a special civic reception.”

To be eligible for an award, nominees must be an Australian Citizen and live in the Georges River Council local government area (which includes the former local government areas of Hurstville and Kogarah).