Know someone who makes the Northern Illawarra a better place?
Nominations are now open for the 2018 City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards.
Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery says the awards are a great way to honour and recognise outstanding community members.
“Many people contribute to making Wollongong the welcoming, creative, innovative and diverse community it is today,” he says. “That contribution may be through professional, sporting or academic achievement, community work, or as an inspirational role model,” he said.
“Our Australia Day Awards are a wonderful way to acknowledge these people and thank them for making Wollongong a better place to live and work.
There 2018 categories are:
- Citizen of the Year
- Senior Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Arts and Cultural Achievement
- Community Group Award
- Sports Achievement Award
- Outstanding Achievement or Innovation
To find out more about the categories and to complete the online application, visit Council’s website. Nominations close Friday 8 December 2017.
The 2017 award recipients were:
- Citizen of the Year – Robyn te Velde
- Senior Citizen of the Year – James Powell
- Young Citizen of the Year – Alyssa Norris
- Community Group Award – Wollongong Ambassador Program
- Arts & Cultural Achievement Award – Wollongong Botanic Garden Florilegium Artists
- Sports Achievement – Chloe Heffernan
- Outstanding Achievement or Innovation Award – Professor Gordon Wallace
- Lord Mayor special awards – Clarence Slockee and Dr Bob Wheway