Deadline extended for Australia Day awards

THE nomination deadline for Wollongong City Council’s Australia Day Awards for 2013 has been extended to Friday December 14.

The annual awards recognise the achievements and contributions made by our community members and the categories include:

• Citizen of the Year
• Young Citizen of the Year
• Cultural Award
• Community Award
• Sports Award

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery encouraged people to get their nominations in before the 5pm deadline.

“It’s always really busy at this time of year, and that’s why we’ve extended the deadline to give people more time to get their nominations in,’’ Cr Bradbery said.

“We have some amazing people doing incredible things in our community to help others. I’d like to see these people recognised for their hard work and dedication, and encourage people to put in a submission on behalf of a family member, a friend or neighbour.’’

The winners of Council’s Australia Day Awards will be announced at a dinner on Thursday January 24.

To download a copy of the application form and conditions of entry visit the Awards and Recognition page on Council’s website. For more information you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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