Australia Day award nominations now open!

Local residents and community groups who go above and beyond are the focus of Hume Australia Day awards, with nominations now open.

Hume Mayor, Cr Drew Jessop, invited residents to participate in Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony, which included a free morning tea.

 Australia Day 2017 Award Winners
Australia Day Award Winners 2017 (L-R): Nayana Bhandari, Mercedes Ramirez, Hume Mayor Drew Jessop, Coby McTaggart, Juan Carlos Rodriguez-deller, Wendy Caramarco.

“Hume’s Australia Day is a day of celebrating community achievements and recognising the significant efforts of our community,” Cr Jessop said.

“This is a chance to pause and reflect on where this country has come from, offer thanks to the opportunities that Australia provides to people of all ages, and continue to support all Australians and the freedoms it stands for.”

“We respect that, especially in recent years, there has been broad community discussion about whether it remains appropriate for Australia Day to be held on 26 January.

“While we would encourage that discussion at a Federal level, locally we have decided to continue what we think is an appropriate commemoration and celebration.

“An important part of this day is an acknowledgement of our indigenous people and their culture of more than 40,000 years.

“Our community has been built on the contributions of people from all walks of life, some who have arrived from overseas and some who have a multi-generational history with this land.”

Each year Council publicly recognises outstanding contributions made to the Hume community, through the presentation of the Hume City Council Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year Awards.

“We invite individuals, community groups and schools to consider nominating a Hume event or resident that has made a positive contribution to the community in the last year,” Cr Jessop said.

“A panel comprising representatives from Council and the community will consider and evaluate all nominations received.”

The awards will be presented at the Hume Australia Day Awards and Citizenship ceremony, an event open to the public, to be held on Friday 26 January 2018 at the Hume Global Learning Centre in Craigieburn, starting at 9am.

Nomination forms must be submitted by 18 December 2017.

For more information and to submit an application form:

Posted on 9:00 AM, 6 October 2017

Updated : 10:50 AM, 6 October 2017

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