Redland City Council wants people to nominate outstanding locals for Australia Day awards

Redlanders are being urged to recognise the work of fellow locals by nominating them for the city’s annual Australia Day Awards.

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Redland City Council want people to nominate local high achievers for Australia Day awards.

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Redland City Council want people to nominate local high achievers for Australia Day awards.

Nominations are open for the 2018 awards in categories ranging from citizen, young citizen and senior citizen to “local hero”.

There are also awards for outstanding community organisations, as well as work in the fields of environment and sustainability, culture, sports and reconciliation.

Mayor Karen Williams said the awards acknowledged high achieving community members who had helped improve the lives of others and contributed their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to the community.

“There are some incredible people doing special things within our community and we would love to see that celebrated,’’ Cr Williams said.

“So if you know of a community group or person who has been making an outstanding contribution to our city and is worthy of recognition, I encourage you to nominate them.’’

Cr Williams said the Reconciliation Award was a new category for significant achievement by an individual or group actively working on reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people.

“I am thrilled to see this included in what are grass roots community awards which reflect every facet of our community,” Cr Williams said.

Nominations close 4pm, Friday November 24. The Redland City Australia Day Awards presentation will be held in January next year.

For more information, conditions of entry and to make a nomination, go to https://yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/AustraliaDay