A Middlemount woman who embodies the region’s passion for netball and community resilience has been named the 2021 Isaac Region Citizen of the Year during Australia Day celebrations yesterday.
A Middlemount woman who embodies the region’s passion for netball and community resilience has been named the 2021 Isaac Region Citizen of the Year during Australia Day celebrations yesterday, 26 January 2021.
Kim Lennane, also an avid photographer and founder of the Middlemount Bush Santa, received the award from Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker in Middlemount.
Dysart’s Crystal-Rose Madelene Paul, a high-achieving marvel through her academic, sporting and community work, was named Young Citizen of the Year.
Event of the Year went to organisers of the Moranbah Miners’ Memorial and Driveways at Dusk and the Isaac Community Chest corporate contributors took out the Corporate Community Contribution at the awards.
This was a joint partnership between Anglo American, BHP, Civeo, South 32/Aquila Resources and Isaac Regional Council.
Mayor Baker, who attended local Australia Day events in Dysart, Middlemount and Moranbah, said the award winners were worthy recipients.
“Every single award winner plays an integral part in the community and creates a positive difference to the lives of those around them,” Mayor Baker said.
“We are a region rich in resources, but we are also blessed with the greatest resource of all – our people, especially through 2020 – what a tough year with COVID but
we’re making it through together.
“We heard about people who donate their time to bring sport, arts and culture to our region. We heard about organisations and individuals that have raised thousands for charities.
“We heard about resilient and hardworking people that personify the spirit of Isaac through their passion and work and so many more.
“It is people like these who make me proud to be in Isaac. Congratulations to each of our nominees and winners – your hard work and passion is truly inspiring.”
The 2021 Australia Day Awards is an Isaac Regional Council event assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.
Visit Council’s Facebook page, website on www.isaac.qld.gov.au