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    2020 Australia Day Award Winners

    Today we celebrated the 2020 Australia Day award recipients at a ceremony in Atherton.

    It was a real honour to recognise these amazing people in our community,” said Mayor Joe Paronella.

    Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients.

    We are very fortunate to have so many people in our community who make the Tablelands such a great place to live, work and play.

    I’m proud of the community we live in, and the people who make it special.

    Arts, sports, recreation, community services, business and events in our region would be nothing without their selfless support.

    It was particularly encouraging to see such talented and enthusiastic young people as award nominees.

    They are the future of our community and we are definitely in good hands

    It was also a great honour to welcome nearly 30 new Australian citizens into our community.

    The 2020 TRC Australia Day Award winners are:

    • Citizen of the Year — Gregory English

    • Young Citizen of the Year — Riley Vallance

    • Community Event of the Year — Atherton Performing Arts 40th Anniversary Celebrations

    • Community Service — John Whyte

    • Sports Administrator — Larry Crook

    • Junior Sports — Breanne Wadley and Amy Hunter

    • Cultural — Sarah Riber

    • Junior Cultural — Atherton Performing Arts Community Youth Group

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