Nominate a local hero for Australia Day awards

Published 12:00pm 6 September 2023

Nominate a local hero for Australia Day awards
Words by Moreton Daily
By Ella Bradford
Photo: 2023 Citizen of the Year Nick Steiner 

Shine a spotlight on outstanding people in Moreton Bay by nominating them for City of Moreton Bay’s 2024 Australia Day Awards.

The awards recognise people who have improved the lives of others and contributed to the city’s diverse, friendly, and resilient communities.

Moreton Bay City Council Mayor Peter Flannery says the awards program offers an exciting opportunity to honour the incredible work happening in our local communities.

“The annual awards are one of my favourite initiatives. It gives us a chance to celebrate the unsung community heroes whose contributions have made Moreton Bay a better place to live, work and visit,” Mayor Flannery says.

Nominate someone

Mayor Flannery says anyone can nominate someone for an award.

“Do you know a local legend who has stepped up and achieved something special this year or served the local community over many years?” he asks.

“We need your help recognising people who have given selflessly to our community and give them the acknowledgment and praise they deserve through these awards.

“Nomination is easy, and anyone can do it, so if you know someone who makes a difference to life in Moreton Bay, don't miss the opportunity to nominate them for an award.”

Nominate a local hero for Australia Day awards
2023 Community Spirit Award winner Laurence Christie.

Award categories

There are two nomination categories – Citizen of the Year and Mayor’s Community Spirit Award.

“The main award recognises remarkable citizens, while the spirit award is open to people who live in, or outside Moreton Bay, and may not necessarily be an Australian citizen,” Mayor Flannery says.

“There are many people who travel from outside the region to work or volunteer here who make significant contributions. This is a wonderful way to recognise them for their valuable work,” Mayor Flannery says.

The awards

The Citizen of the Year Award recognises an individual’s remarkable achievement or contribution to the Moreton Bay community.

The winner will be an Australian citizen who lives in the City of Moreton Bay.

The Mayor’s Community Spirit Award may have more than one recipient, and individuals do not have to be an Australian citizen or live in the City of Moreton Bay.

Both awards celebrate outstanding community contribution in any area of community life, including sport, arts and culture or the environment.

Nominations are open now and close on October 30.

Where to nominate

To find more information and to nominate a local hero visit the website.

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