Local Australia Day award nominees thanked for community contributions

In December, the 2019 Upper Lachlan Shire Australia Day award nominees were recognised for their contribution to the community at a reception held at the council chambers.

Mayor John Stafford said the awards acknowledged individuals and events that had a positive impact on the Shire.

“On behalf of the council, I would like to congratulate the very worthy nominees on their nominations and thank them for their exceptional contributions to the community,” he said.

“I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate these outstanding individuals and events so their contributions could be recognised.”

Winners will be announced at an official ceremony held on Australia Day.

Mayor John Stafford with the 2019 Australia Day Award nominees. Winners will be announced at Australia Day celebrations. Photo supplied

Mayor John Stafford with the 2019 Australia Day Award nominees. Winners will be announced at Australia Day celebrations. Photo supplied

The nominees include:

Australia Day Citizen of the Year

  • Graham Lambert (Taralga)
  • Gary Poile (Collector)
  • Nerida Croker (Fullerton)
  • Maree Roche (Gunning)
  • Trevene Mattox (Crookwell)
  • Sandra Bill (Crookwell)
  • Andrew Shepherd (Crookwell)
  • Judith Chalker (Taralga)
  • Nolene Cosgrove (Taralga)
  • Rosalind Medway (Oolong)
  • Sally McLean (Breadalbane)

Young Citizen of the Year

  • Alexandra Branson (Crookwell)
  • Anthony Watt (Crookwell)
  • William Luck (Gunning)
  • Jem Green (Taralga)

Event of the Year

  • Collector Village Pumpkin Festival
  • Crookwell Rugby Club's Premiership Teams Reunion and Motor Neurone Disease Round
  • Crookwell Potato Festival
  • 30th Anniversary of the Gunning Roos first Grand Final Victory
  • Laggan Village Monthly Markets at Laggan Memorial Hall
  • Breadalbane Memorial Wall Opening and inaugural Anzac Day Commemoration
  • Taralga Rodeo 2018