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Australia Day Awards

  • Karratha Leisureplex Opposite Broadhurst Road, Dampier Hwy Karratha WA 6714 Australia (map)

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Australia Day Awards!

Nominations are now open for:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Environmental Award
  • Community Spirit Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Community Event/Activity of the Year

Anyone can nominate someone they admire for an Australia Day Award. Your nominee may be a friend, family member or work colleague - any Australian in the City of Karratha who you believe deserves recognition.

Three ways to nominate:

  • Read the selection criteria below and then complete the online nomination form;
  • Download a PDF of the selection criteria and nomination form (0.4mb); or
  • Pick up a nomination form at the City of Karratha Administration Office on Welcome Road, Karratha

Nominations close Monday 14 December 2015.

Selection criteria
Citizen of the Year
Presented by Horizon Power

A person who is over the age of 25, must be an Australian Citizen who resides in the City, who has either made an outstanding contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the community of the City of Karratha over a number of years.

Criteria:

  • Is an Australian Citizen
  • Either resides, works or studies in the City of Karratha
  • Has either made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the City of Karratha
  • Undertakes activities, which have short and long term benefits for others
  • Acts as a positive role model for others
  • Undertakes activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the City of Karratha.
  • Contributions made by the nominee have been completed on a voluntary basis
 Last year's winner - Donna Stace

Last year's winner - Donna Stace

Young Citizen of the Year
Presented by Woodside Pluto LNG
A youth (25 years or younger) who has achieved in his/her chosen field and acts as an inspiration and role model to his/her peers.

Criteria:

  • Either resides, works or studies in the City of Karratha
  • Positive role model to peers and accepts responsibility for self and others
  • Shows outstanding achievement in their chosen field
  • Participates in the community
  • Active in youth issues
  • Positive role model to peers
  • Accepts responsibility for self and others
  • Undertakes activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the City of Karratha
  • Contributions made by the nominee have been completed on a voluntary basis
 Last year's winner - Wayne Zaccheus

Last year's winner - Wayne Zaccheus

Community Spirit Award
Presented by Rio Tinto

An individual nominated by a City of Karratha Community Association for lifting the spirits of the community.

Criteria

  • Must reside within the City of Karratha
  • Nomination must be received via a Community Association (Dampier, Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham or Point Samson)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of City of Karratha
  • Acts as a positive role model
 Last year's winner - Peta Mott

Last year's winner - Peta Mott

Environmental Award
Presented by Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project

Recognises individuals or groups who demonstrate genuine passion for the environment and strive to improve it through conservation, preservation, protection, replenishment and education.

Criteria:

  • Must reside within the City of Karratha
  • Demonstrated commitment to raising awareness of environmental issues in the community
  • Innovative in environmental thinking or sustainable practices
  • Contributions made by the nominee have been completed on a voluntary basis
 Last year's winner - Yaburara Heritage Trail Advisory Group

Last year's winner - Yaburara Heritage Trail Advisory Group

Community Service Award
Presented by Rio Tinto

A group that has either made an outstanding contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the community of the City of Karratha over a number of years.

Criteria:

  • Has either made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years
  • Undertakes activities, which have short and long term benefits for others
  • Acts as a positive role model for others
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of City of Karratha
  • Can reside elsewhere but works in the City of Karratha (i.e FIFO)
 Last year's winner - Dampier Community Association

Last year's winner - Dampier Community Association

Community Event / Activity of the Year
Presented by Rio Tinto

Recognises an individual or group who has organised and provided an event for the broader community to attend to enrich the community through activities.  

Criteria:

  • The event must take place within the City of Karratha
  • Must be available to the whole broader community (not 18+)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of City of Karratha

Free Event

For information contact 9186 8583 or email events@karratha.wa.gov.au.

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