Community leaders honoured in awards
NEDLANDS resident Trish Hewson was awarded the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award at the John Leckie Pavilion on January 22. Since co-founding the Friends of Hollywood Reserve conservation group in 1996, Ms Hewson has recruited volunteers for bushland restoration activities, co-ordinated public tours and completed surveys of flora and fauna. University of WA student Theadosia Kurniawan won the Premier’s Youth Citizenship Award for her work on the Nedlands Youth Advisory Council and helping to organise youth events, including the 2013 Emerge Youth Awards and 2014 4Sure Music and Skate Festival. UWA Nedlands Football Club’s Joeysoccer Program won the Active Citizenship community group award. The program expanded from less than 100 to 930 members in five years, attracting children from 22 schools to play at College Park on Saturday afternoons.