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It was a top night for com­mu­nity in­volve­ment when Hills Mayor, Michelle Byrne pre­sented the Lo­cals for Lo­cals Awards.

“The Lo­cals for Lo­cals Awards is an in­vi­ta­tion to cel­e­brate our lo­cal heroes – those ex­tra­or­di­nary peo­ple who to­gether make pos­si­ble our large and suc­cess­ful Hills Shire com­mu­nity,” she said.

Com­mu­nity Con­tri­bu­tion Award for Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Win­ners:

Cap­tain Alan Clark, Vol­un­teer with NSW Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice, Round Cor­ner Brigade for nearly 40 years. Ra­mani Regis who set up the com­mu­nity space, At The Cor­ner at Baulkham Hills and fa­cil­i­tated the launch of the Hills Wom­ens’ Shed ini­tia­tive in part­ner­ship with CMRC and Pos­i­tive Vibes.

Highly Com­mended:

Bev­er­ley Richard­son from the Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional of The Hills

Com­mu­nity Con­tri­bu­tion Award for Arts & Cul­ture Win­ner:

Jonathan Barons from The Hills Mu­si­cal Theatre Com­pany Inc

Com­mu­nity Con­tri­bu­tion Award for En­vi­ron­ment & Sus­tain­abil­ity Win­ner:

Lach­lan Turner: a vol­un­teer at the Com­mu­nity En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre since 2010 who runs a va­ri­ety of en­vi­ron­men­tal work­shops and write col­umns on the en­vi­ron­ment for lo­cal pub­li­ca­tions.

Com­mu­nity Con­tri­bu­tion Award for Ed­u­ca­tion Win­ner:

Na­dia Bach­ler from Spec­trum Ther­apy Aus­tralia

Com­mu­nity Con­tri­bu­tion Award for Sports & Recre­ation Win­ners

Aaron Man­gan Pres­i­dent of Cas­tle Hill BMX Club. Emily Jor­dan from Baulkham Hills Sports Club for her work with Lit­tle Ath­let­ics NSW.

Busi­ness Award for Com­mu­nity Con­tri­bu­tion Win­ner:

Natasha Sears from Pud­dle Ducks Swim Academy for her work with the Pud­dle Ducks Wa­ter Safety pro­gram.

Highly Com­mended:

Si­mon File from Crowe Hor­wath Linda Gunek from Syd­ney Hills and Hawkes­bury Liv­ing

Cap­tain Alan Clark

Bev­er­ley Richard­son

Ra­mani Regis

Lach­lan Turner

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