The deadline to nominate local heroes to be recognised in the annual Australia Day awards is looming.
You have until 5pm on Wednesday, 16 November, to put forward the names of Townsville residents who go above and beyond to help others.
Council’s 2023 Australia Day Awards will highlight the best of the best from our local community, with awards handed out across seven categories, headlined by the Citizen of the Year and the Young Citizen of the Year awards.
The other categories are the Arts and Culture Award, Community Volunteer Award, Senior Sports Award, Junior Sports Award and the Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award.
Mayor Jenny Hill says she is looking forward to seeing the great work of Townsville’s residents recognised.
“This special person could be your neighbour, a friend, or someone you have come across through your local school, church, or community group.
“Whoever comes to mind, they are someone who works selflessly to help improve your life and the lives of others.”
Current Citizen of the Year Doug Millican, who was recognised for his amazing work as President of North Queensland Legacy, says he can’t wait to see who will follow in his footsteps.
“On Australia Day, we celebrate our nation, its achievements, and most of all, its people.
“To actually think that someone thought enough of me to nominate me for the award is what I thought was really special.”
To nominate someone for a 2023 Australia Day award visit here Australia Day Awards – Townsville City Council.