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Nominations now open for 2012 Australia Day awards

Posted 25 August 2011 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Philip Sansom is inviting the Hurstville City community to nominate its unsung local heroes for three prestigious 2012 Australia Day awards.

Mayor Sansom said Hurstville City Council will announce the winners of ‘Citizen of the Year’, ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ and ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year’ at a special Australia Day Dinner on Thursday, 19 January 2012.

“The Australia Day awards are an opportunity to recognise those individuals who generously invest their time and expertise in our community through volunteer and professional work, academic achievements, and outstanding contributions on the sporting field,” he said.

“These highly motivated individuals are passionate about contributing to our area and their wonderful work exemplifies just how they are helping to make a real difference in Hurstville City.

“There are many people in our community who give us reasons to be very proud and they deserve public recognition for their exceptional efforts and achievements.”

To be eligible, nominees must reside, work or attend school in the Hurstville local government area.

‘Young Citizen of the Year’ and ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year’ nominees must be 25 years of age or younger.
To make a nomination, individuals and organisations should submit a letter to Council, detailing their nominee’s community involvement and achievements, and forward, with documentation supporting the submission, to: The General Manager, Hurstville City Council, PO Box 205, HURSTVILLE BC NSW 1481

Contact details for the nominator and nominee should also be provided. Nominations close on Friday, 18 November 2011.

For more information, phone Council’s Events and Protocol Officer, Helen Dickenson-Panas on 9330 6067 or visit


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