Aus­tralia Day award nom­i­na­tions open

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INDIGO Shire Coun­cil has opened nom­i­na­tions for its Aus­tralia Day com­mu­nity awards 2018.

The awards hon­our those who make ex­tra­or­di­nary ef­forts for those around them, and whose achieve­ments en­rich the com­mu­nity.

Mayor Jenny O’Con­nor said there many individuals, com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses in Indigo worked tire­lessly to help and sup­port oth­ers.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise and ap­pre­ci­ate their con­tri­bu­tions,” Cr O’Con­nor said.

“We are look­ing for those peo­ple who do won­der­ful things for the com­mu­nity, to re­ward and thank them for ev­ery­thing they do.

“The awards are a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to nom­i­nate a friend, fam­ily mem­ber, com­mu­nity leader or col­league so we can all recog­nise their ded­i­ca­tion, tal­ent, en­thu­si­asm and con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety.

“The im­por­tance of vol­un­teers in our com­mu­nity is some­thing we can’t do full jus­tice to or mea­sure ac­cu­rately. Vol­un­teers con­trib­ute so much to what makes Indigo Shire a great place to live.

“They are self­less in the time and ef­fort they put in to help­ing oth­ers out and they make a dif­fer­ence to our daily lives.”

Win­ners will be hon­oured on Jan­uary 26, 2018, at Aus­tralia Day events in Bar­nawartha, Beech­worth, Chiltern, Kiewa-Tangam­balanga, Ruther­glen and Yackan­dan­dah.

“Please look at your com­mu­ni­ties and iden­tify those peo­ple and groups go­ing above and be­yond,” Cr O’Con­nor said.

“Pol­i­tics aside, Aus­tralia Day is a fit­ting day for us to ac­knowl­edge peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ties who have worked hard in so many ways to make their Indigo Shire a better place to live.”

Nom­i­na­tions close at Novem­ber 10.

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