Time to nominate a stand out citizen

Published on 05 September 2019

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Nominations for the 2020 Moira Shire Australia Day Awards are now open for individuals or organisations that have endeavoured to enhance and provide for their local community and instil a sense of community spirit and awareness.

Nominees who are Australian citizens and have made a significant voluntary contribution during 2019, or who have given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years are eligible.

But it’s not just individual people who can be nominated.

A project or event that a school, community group or organisation has held which went that extra mile to help their local area can also be nominated.

Mayor Libro Mustica said the Australia Day Awards were an opportunity to recognise those in the community who, over 2019, gave tirelessly for the benefit of others.

"We are fortunate to have so many community minded people in Moira Shire and the Australia Day Awards provide us with a fantastic opportunity to recognise their commitment, contribution and effort," Cr Mustica said.

"I encourage members of the community to take the time to think about the contributions the people and community groups around them make, and nominate a worthy candidate for an Australia Day Award.

"The 2020 Moira Shire Australia Day Awards recognise the exceptional contribution of the people and groups in our community who inspire us all."

There are five award categories – Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Community Organisation of the Year and Arts, Culture and/or Environment Project of the Year.

Nominees and their guests will be celebrated at an awards evening hosted by Council in January as well as being recognised at their own town’s Australia Day festivities.

Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards close Friday 8 November.

Nominations can be made online via our website and if you require assistance in completing your application form please contact us.

If you require access to a computer, libraries and community houses across the shire have computers available for public use, by appointment.

For more information give us a call on 5871 9222 or email info@moira.vic.gov.au