Australia Day Awards
Coorong District Council proudly presents the Australia Day Citizen of the Year awards in partnership with the Australia Day Council of SA.
Nomination categories include:
- Citizen of the Year Award
- Young Citizen of the Year Award
- Community Event of the Year Award
- Community Projects(s) of the Year Award
In choosing the recipients of the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the community.
A nominee need only be nominated once to be considered. The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight in their selection.
The selection criteria for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year are:
- Significant contribution to the community
- An inspirational role model for the Australian community
- The scope of impact the individual’s contribution has on the local government area
Citizen of the Year: Garry Hera-Singh, Maxine Kiddie, Naomi Stidiford
Community Event of the Year: Tailem Bend Christmas Parade and Cabaret
Citizen of the Year: Ian Qualmann, Jim & Jacki Cunningham, Lynton Piggott, Joyce Medlow
Community Event of the Year: Murraylands Ambrose, Scrambrose & LALA Classic
Community Project of the Year: Coorong Cottage Industries, Tintinara Nature Playground, and Tailem Bend Community Centre's 'Bucket List'
Citizen of the Year: Andrew Dawes, Bill & Margaret Jaensch
Community Event of the Year: Dr Temple Grandin Event, and Meningie Food, Fund & Family Fair
Citizen of the Year: Lesley Fisher, Nancy Daykin, Charlie Allen
Mayor's Award: Marianne Cunneen
Citizen of the Year: Denice Mason, Trevor Gordon, Brenton Jones
Mayor's Award: Bob Lewis, Peter Verrall