Nominate a local hero
PEOPLE who have made a significant contribution to community life can now be nominated for the City of Perth Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
City of Perth chief executive Martin Mileham said the four categories recognised individuals or groups who demonstrated leadership and enhanced the community.
Former Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan, former Salvation Army volunteer Shirley Mort and Festival Italia are past winners.
“These awards are an opportunity to celebrate people who are proud of Perth, who have a sense of responsibility to the community and who have brought about positive change as a result,” Mr Mileham said.
Eligible nominees must reside or work principally within the City of Perth.
Nominations close October 31. Go to www.citizenshipawards.com.au. NORTH Perth gardening guru Mary Boyce has been named as a special guest judge for the 2017 Greening Vincent Garden Competition in October.
Mary and her husband Matt Molloy won two of seven categories – Best Food Garden and Best Front Garden – in last year’s competition.
The couple started creating their garden seven years ago when they moved into their North Perth home.
Mr Molloy said the pair went from having a little garden to about 24 trees in the yard.
“All the food in our garden is organic and nutrient-dense and we love that we know what has gone into the fruit that we eat,” he said.
“Our front garden is more traditional, with lavender and roses.
“We salvaged some 40-year-old roses from a building site which were going to be torn up and managed to successfully transplant them.”
Mayor Emma Cole said the competition demonstrated the community’s passion for gardening.
“You don’t need a big traditional garden to win a prize – we have prizes for a great diversity of gardens, from small balcony gardens, the popular verge garden and even business gardens,” she said.
To enter, fill in a form on the City’s website, and return it by Friday, September 29.
Go to www.vincent. wa.gov.au.