Local legends will be celebrated at tomorrow’s Australia Day Awards across seven categories recognising exemplary service and achievement. 28 new Australian citizens will also be welcomed in the Citizenship Ceremony.
A public breakfast barbeque hosted by the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre kicks off at 7.30 am, while the subsequent Awards and Ceremony will be COVID-safe events with attendance restricted to award winners, new citizens and limited guests.
Mayor Kerr describes the Australia Day Award nominees as truly amazing people who deserve recognition for their services to our community.
NOMINEES for Citizen of the Year
This award recognises outstanding members of the community for their personal endeavours, achievements and community involvement.
NOMINEES for Young Citizen of the Year
This award recognises young citizens aged 25 years or under for their personal endeavours, achievements and community involvement.
NOMINEES for Junior and Senior Sporting Awards
OTHER NOMINEES across the categories Volunteer of the Year, Arts & Culture, Environmental Achievement