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Community Awards

Each year, Hepburn Shire Council calls for nominations for local citizens and groups that have made a significant contribution to our community.

The awards are announced during Council’s Civic Event on 25 January 2022. Dependent on the current restrictions and guidance regarding COVID-19, the ceremony may be conducted virtually.

For more information about the Awards, including the eligibility criteria, please refer to the Community Awards Guidance Document.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Awards will close on Tuesday 7 December. Nominations can be made for:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year

2021

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Philip Greenbank
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Matilda Hill
  • Community Event of the Year – Daylesford and District Horticulatural Society Webinar Series

2020

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – David Hall
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Lachlan Wrigley
  • Community Event of the Year – Clunes Ceramic Awards

2019

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Lawrence Porter
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Ethan Brown
  • Community Event of the Year – Centenary of the Shire of Creswick Avenue of Honor at Kingston

2018

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Peter Hanrahan
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Georgia Drewer
  • Community Event of the Year – The Daylesford Art Show and ARTober

2017

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Valerie Lawrence
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Jacob Clarke-Demaj
  • Community Event of the Year – Mollongghip Poetry Slam

2016

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Michael Cheshire
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Oscar Broad
  • Community Event of the Year – Creswick 1915

2015

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Graeme Johnstone
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Molly Bedwell
  • Community Event of the Year – Love your Sister Homecoming

2014

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Bob Kennedy
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Dillon Godfrey
  • Community Event of the Year awarded jointly to – 175th Anniversary Celebration of Settlement of Smeaton and Great Day in the Gardens – Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens (150th
    Anniversary Celebrations)

2013

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – John Walter
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Amy Harrison
  • Community Event of the Year – Children’s Booktown 2012

2012

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Jane Lesock
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Matthew Stephens
  • Community Event of the Year – Creswick/Clunes Thanks to the Community

2011

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Iris Jones
  • Community Event of the Year – Lyonville Inaugural Fireman’s Ball

2010

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Mac Fawcett
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Joshua Gilligan
  • Community Event of the Year – Banquet@Bailey hosted by the Clunes Tourist and Development Association.

2009

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Johanna Van Oostveen
  • Community Event of the Year – Creswick Hospital Auxiliary’s “It’s a Shoe Thing” exhibition