North Burnett 2019 Australia Day Award Recipients Announced

Jan 28, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Residents and visitors to the North Burnett recognised the outstanding achievement and contribution of local individuals and groups throughout the region during Australia Day Celebrations hosted by North Burnett Regional Council.

“Australia Day is the perfect opportunity for residents of the North Burnett to come together to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. It’s a day to reflect on our achievements as a community and also as individuals. These awards showcase the contributions of our region’s many unsung heroes,” Mayor Rachel Chambers said.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate an outstanding individual or event, these nominees should be proud of their achievements and their subsequent nomination. I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for potential award winners for 2020, to even be nominated is a great form of recognition. Don’t forget, Australia Day nominations can be placed year round.  It gives me great pleasure to announce the following 2019 Australia Day Award winners.”

2019 North Burnett Regional Council Australia Day Award Recipients: 

Biggenden 

Citizen of the Year

Kevin ‘Lofty’ Wendt

Young Citizen of the Year

John Houton

Community Event of the Year

2018 Biggenden Apex Rose Festival

Junior Cultural Award

Biggenden State School’s ‘Jungle Book’ musical

Volunteer of the Year Award

Ros Buczma

 

Eidsvold

Citizen of the Year

William (Marshall) Langston

Young Citizen of the Year

Corey Appo

Community Event of the Year

Eidsvold State School’s ‘NAIDOC Under the Stars Dinner’

Senior Sports Award

Molly Blyton

Junior Sports Award

Pearl Jenkins

Sports Administrator Award

Paige Leifels

Senior Cultural Award

Cassie Oppermann

Volunteer of the Year Award

Kathleen Roth

 

Gayndah 

Citizen of the Year

Kenneth Mogg

Young Citizen of the Year

Harrison Kemp & Jackson Kemp

Community Event of the Year

Gayndah RSL Sub Branch – Centenary of Armistice

Senior Sports Award

Gayndah Senior Rugby League Players Group 2018

Junior Sports Award

Callum Evans

Sports Administrator Award

Paula and Peter Wilkinson

Senior Cultural Award

Susanne Capewell

Junior Cultural Award

Kirsty Taylor

Volunteer of the Year Award

Leah Trott

 

Monto

Citizen of the Year

Lyn Woodall

Young Citizen of the Year

Claire Goody

Community Event of the Year

Kalpowar Hall Committee – Festival of Small Halls

Senior Sports Award

Kurt Goody

Junior Sports Award

Aylah Sinclair

Sports Administrator Award

Rebecca Glasgow

Senior Cultural Award

Donald and Amanda Hagan

Junior Cultural Award

Grace Ellerton

Volunteer of the Year Award

Jean Wilson

 

Mount Perry

Citizen of the Year

Desmond Robinson

Young Citizen of the Year

Abbey Davis

Community Event of the Year

Mount Perry Race Club and Evolution Mining

Junior Sports Award

Kimberly Atkinson

Sports Administrator Award

Jocelyn Warrell

Senior Cultural Award

Jessica Herbert

Junior Cultural Award

Zoie Bassett

Volunteer of the Year Award

Roy Bassett and Yvette Stephenson-McKay

 

Mundubbera

Citizen of the Year

Dot Ford

Young Citizen of the Year

Kiana Watt

Community Event of the Year

Mundubbera Social Cohesion Committee

Senior Sports Award

Melinda Thorburn

Junior Sports Award

Connor Pashley

Sports Administrator Award

Paul Beutel

Senior Cultural Award

Janette Schulte

Junior Cultural Award

Grace Kronk

Volunteer of the Year Award

Gayle Pott

Special Award

Patient Transport Drivers

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