Final call for 2023 Australia Day Award nominations

The City of Karratha is on the lookout for final nominations of community heroes for the upcoming 2023 Australia Day Awards.

Every year the City of Karratha celebrates the achievements of hard-working local heroes who have help make the community a better place to live.

The 2023 awards cover three categories, Citizen of the Year, Youth Citizen of the Year and Active Citizen, with each winner to receive a $1000 Try Local voucher.

Previous winners include 2022 Citizen of the Year Luke Whatley for inspiring the community to live a healthy lifestyle and Young Citizen of the year Jade Adams who completed more than 100 hours of community service and raised more than $7000 for the Cancer Council.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the awards were an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the strong community spirit across Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne, Wickham and Point Samson.

“The Australia Day Awards commend tireless individuals who are passionate about making the community a better place to live,” he said.

“These grass-roots heroes help improve the lives of members across the community and can be found in a range of areas from sporting groups and volunteer services to arts and fundraising.”

Mayor Long said if any locals knew of someone who had made an outstanding contribution to the community, to nominate them for the awards.

The winners will be announced at the Australia Day Ceremony at the Red Earth Arts Precinct.

Other Australia Day activities include the free community event at the Dampier Foreshore featuring live music, food trucks and face painting before the highly anticipated fireworks display at 8.00pm.

The awards are sponsored by City of Karratha, Rio Tinto, Pilbara Ports Authority and Woodside.

Nominations close 9am Friday December 2.

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