Australia Day Awards – nominations close soon

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Nominations are closing soon for Blacktown City Council’s Australia Day Awards and Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM is urging residents and businesses to nominate worthy recipients before the January 10 deadline.

“Blacktown City Council is proud to recognise those who contribute to our city so it’s really important that members of the community let us know about worthy recipients,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“If you have someone you want to nominate for one of Council’s Australia Day Awards, or if you feel you deserve a nomination, we need to hear from you very soon.”

Blacktown City Council’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Environmental Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year will be announced by Mayor Bleasdale on Australia Day.

The awards recognise Blacktown residents who have provided outstanding community service or have attained outstanding achievement in education, sport and the arts, or a community group that has organised a major event in Blacktown City.

The Citizen of the Year Award is open to all ages and the Young Citizen of the Year is for people 21 years and under as of 26 January 2020.

The Community Event of the Year is open to community groups that organised an event in Blacktown City during 2019.

Nominations close Friday, 10 January 2020.

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