New Nillumbik Community Awards

Published on 23 November 2022

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A new community award program will be launched in 2023, recognising the outstanding service and achievements of individuals and community groups in Nillumbik.

The Nillumbik Community Awards will be held on the third Thursday of August each year with the inaugural awards on Thursday 17 August 2023.

The new awards will have the following categories:

  • Nillumbik Volunteer
  • Nillumbik Community Group
  • Nillumbik Young Citizen (aged up to 25)

There will also be awards recognising significant contributions in the following areas:

  • Contribution to Arts, Heritage and Culture
  • Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Contribution to Environment and Sustainability
  • Contribution to Reconciliation.

The awards replace the previous Australia Day Community Awards. A Citizenship Ceremony and flag-raising ceremony celebrating Nillumbik’s newest Australians will continue to be held on 26 January.

Council formally endorsed the Nillumbik Community Awards at tonight’s Council Meeting.

Mayor Frances Eyre said the awards would a stand-alone event to honour and celebrate Nillumbik’s “community champions”.

“We have so many exceptionally talented, dedicated and generous individuals and groups who deserve to be recognised for the amazing things they do for our community,” Cr Eyre said.

“We hope that holding the ceremony in August will give the awards a greater presence in our community, raising its profile and providing a greater opportunity outside the busy summer holiday season for people to nominate deserving individuals and groups and attend the event.”

Nominations for the Nillumbik Community Awards will open in 2023.