18 September 2020: Council is calling for nominations for its 2021 Australia Day Awards as a shout-out to the quiet achievers of the Scenic Rim community.
Council is calling for nominations for its 2021 Australia Day Awards as a shout-out to the quiet achievers of the Scenic Rim community.
Mayor Greg Christensen said the awards provided an important opportunity to shine a spotlight on the community champions who work behind the scenes to make the Scenic Rim Australia’s best place in which to live.
“Our Australia Day Awards program is a fantastic way to acknowledge and celebrate the many selfless and hardworking people who give of themselves and their time to making a difference in the lives of others and their communities,” he said.
“We all know someone worthy of recognition and I encourage everyone to make the most of this opportunity to nominate a friend, a family member, a work colleague or a community leader for their contribution to our region."
Community members who responded to the 2019 bushfires which devastated the region featured in the 2020 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards and the 2021 awards will be presented against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 event and local impacts.
“Although our community has been disciplined in practising social distancing, it has come together to support one another through what has been one of the most challenging times for our region,” Cr Christensen said.
“Floods, droughts and bushfires have made us a strong and united community and we are meeting the challenge of COVID-19.
“Recognising the innovation shown by individuals and community groups in response to COVID-19, the Community Event of the Year Award this year has been broadened to include online events.”
The 2021 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards will be presented across four categories:
• Community Event of the Year Award, for the individual, group or organisation which has staged the most outstanding community event, including online events, in the Scenic Rim region between 30 November 2019 and 30 November 2020.