Residents across the Isaac region are set to honour the achievements and contributions of community members and celebrate the great Aussie spirit this Australia Day.
Kicking celebrations off on Friday, January 25 is a regional event to announce the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Event of the Year at the Moranbah Community Centre from 6pm.
In addition to the presentation of these awards, the inaugural regional event will also provide an opportunity to welcome Isaac’s newest Australians during the citizenship ceremony.
Events happening around the region on Saturday, January 26 include a triathlon in Moranbah, festive street parade in Clermont and a host of local award ceremonies and family activities across Isaac communities.
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Award nominees showcase Isaac regions pure people power
Isaac residents have delivered a rousing shout-out to their local community champions with an impressive field of nominees for the 2019 Isaac Region Australia Day Awards.
Mayor Anne Baker said 21 outstanding local residents had been nominated for Citizen of the Year, five youth achievers for Young Citizen of the Year, while Event of the Year had attracted 14 nominations.
“The calibre of nominees for the Australia Day awards is nothing short of inspiring and reflects the pure people power which drives the communities of the region,” she said.
“In addition to our three regional awards, we also received a significant number of nominations for our community medallions which recognise the contribution of individuals and groups at the local level across the categories of sport, culture/arts and achievement.”
Mayor Baker said the annual Isaac Region Australia Day Awards continued to acknowledge and recognise some of the region’s most extraordinary residents, particularly the quiet achievers and unsung heroes in the community.
“The awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our local champions,” she said.
“On behalf of Council and the Isaac community, I congratulate every nominee and extend our thanks and appreciation for everything that you do to make your community a great place to live.”
In addition to regional and local awards, a Mayor’s Award is also presented in each community to recognise outstanding achievement.
Winners of the regional awards will be announced at a special ceremony on Friday 25 January at the Moranbah Community Centre.
Moranbah community award nominees and recipients will also be recognised at this event, while awards for other communities will be presented at local Australia Day events on Saturday, 26 January.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Isaac Regional Council - Manager Brand, Media and Communications 0437 297 839
20 December 2018