Nominations are invited for the 2017 Douglas Shire Council Australia Day Awards.
Mayor Julia Leu said the awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of locals who contribute to the Douglas community.
“The Australia Day Awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise the achievements of our Shire’s quiet achievers and highlight the efforts of those among us who make such a valuable contribution to the well-being of our communities,” said Mayor Leu.
There are three award categories:
Citizen of the Year recognises outstanding members of the community for their personal endeavours, achievements and community involvement;
Young Citizen of the Year recognises young citizens aged 25 years or under (on 26 January 2017) for their personal endeavours, achievements and community involvement; and
Volunteer of the Year recognises members of the community of any age making significant and lasting contributions to the social, recreational, environmental and economic quality of life in the community through their endeavours on behalf of individuals, organisations, charities, service groups, clubs, churches, sporting groups, health or youth.
Australian citizens living in the Douglas Shire Council local government area are eligible to be nominated for a Douglas Shire Council Australia Day Award. Nominees must not have been a previous recipient of an Australia Day Award in the same category, be an elected representative eg MP, Councillor or a recipient of Australia and Imperial Honours.
Nomination forms are available from Council’s Adminstration Office, Port Douglas Community Hub, and by clicking HERE.
Nominations close 4.30pm Friday 25 November 2016. The awards will be presented at the Australia Day Awards ceremony in Port Douglas on January 26, 2017.