Each year, communities across South Australia celebrate the achievements and contributions of outstanding members of their communities, through the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards.
Being nominated for an Australian Day Award is a great honour, and it is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate those inspiring people in our community, who make you proud to be an Australian.
The Awards are provided by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, decided by Council’s Elected Members and presented by Council’s Mayor at the official Australia Day Ceremony on 26 January 2021.
Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards open on Thursday 1 October 2020 and close on Friday 20 November 2020.
The Award categories are:
- Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award - presented to the most outstanding citizen for the local government authority.
- Australia Day Young Citizen Award - presented to the most outstanding young citizen for the local government authority, who must be at least 16 years of age (and no older than 30 years of age) on 26 January 2021.
- Community Event of the Year Award - the person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.
In addition to the above Awards, Adelaide plains Council has two additional award categories:
- Community Group of the Year Award - the group, based in the Adelaide Plains Council area, who has made a significant or beneficial contribution to the community during the past year.
- Community Project of the Year Award - for projects staged and/or completed between 1 December 2019 and 30 November 2020, held entirely or predominantly in the Adelaide Plains Council area and organised by, or with the assistance of one or more community groups/members.
Nomination forms are available for download here or for collection from the Mallala Principal Office, the Two Wells Service Centre and the Two Wells Library from 1 October 2020.
Completed nomination forms must be received at Council by 5pm on Friday 20 November 2020 and may be emailed to email@example.com, hand delivered to the Mallala Principal Office, Two Wells Service Centre or Two Wells Library or posted to Adelaide Plains Council, PO Box 18, MALLALA SA 5502.
Nominations for (only) the Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year categories may also be completed on the Australia Day Council website at www.australiadaysa.com.au.
The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the ‘Australia Day Council of South Australia’, ‘On the Run’ and ‘Sarah Constructions’.
|District Council of Mallala - Australia Day Awards Register|
|Year||Citizen of the Year||Young Citizen of the Year||Event of the Year|
|1986||Roy Bache & Diane Meaney||-||-|
|1987||Mr & Mrs R Hart & Fay Dunstan||-||-|
|1989||Geraldine Schutt||David Parry & Michael Daniele||-|
|1990||Neil Kakoschke & Greg Williams||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||-|
|1991||No Event Held|
|1992||Brenton Applebee||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||-|
|1993||Val Curnow||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||-|
|1994||Dr Myrna Fernandez||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Two Wells Rodeo|
|1995||Ron Tucker||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Living History Day at Mallala|
|1996||Dennis Pratt||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Two Wells Institute Committee - 'Australia Remembers those who served in WW2'|
|1997||Raymond Earl||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Dublin Community Club - Dublin Garden Expo|
|1999||Audrey Hart||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Dublin Community Club - St Patricks Day Picnic - Dublin|
|2000||Pat McCann||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Dublin Community Club - Dublin St Patricks Day Celebrations|
|2001||Len Bradbrook||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Two Wells Melodrama Group - Annual Melodrama|
|2002||Margaret Tiller||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||-|
|2003||Not Awarded||Matthew Brewster||Dublin History Group|
|2004||Lynette Secomb||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Dublin History Group - Memorial Day|
|2005||Pat Kakoschke||Reuben Salagaras||Opening of the Neil Kakoschke Entrance Gates to Mallala Sporting Park|
|2006||Julie Griffiths||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Two Wells, Lewiston & Districts Landcare Group - World Environment Day 2005 - Lewiston Wetlands Planting|
|2007||Barry Sowerby||Eleisha Arbon||Mallala Womens & Childrens Hospital Auxiliary - Childrens Fashion Parade|
|2008||Pamela Duncan||Gerald Pederick||Mallala KESAB - Improvements to the Feltwell Cemetery Opening|
|2009||Mark Boon & Kay Milton||Matthew Harmati||Mallala & Districts Historical Society - 'Time of Conflict' exhibition|
|2010||Rosemary Jenkin||Angus Bugeja||Dublin Institute - 125th Birthday Celebrations||Group of the Year||Project of the Year|
|2011||Adam Harris||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Mallala & Districts Historical Society - 'Marking the Merger' event||New Council Awards Introduced 2012|
|2012||Mollie Frost||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Dublin History Group - 'Memories of School' Book launch||Two Wells Tennis Club - Reinvigorating and saving the club from closure||-|
|2013||Rocco & Rosa Settimio||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Mallala Melbourne Cup Community Luncheon||Two Wells & Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch - Blue Light Disco's||-|
|2014||Norm Trestrail||Peter Seccafien||United Football Club - APFL & APNA Grand Final||Mallala RSL - Community Sunday Lunches||Mallala & Districts Lions Club - Mallala Oval Amenity Block|
|2015||Lynette Seccafien||Tamika Simons||Two Wells Ageing in Style Expo - Seniors Collaborative Action Project and DCM staff||Mallala & District Lions Club - Mallala Museum Project||Two Wells Football & Netball Sporting Club - Clubroom Renovations|
|2016||Tony Flaherty||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||CFS - Pinery Fire response||Dublin History Group - Schlodder Shelter Project|
|Council Name Change to Adelaide Plains Council|
|2017||Karen Simmons||Amy Paech||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Two Wells Tennis Club - Australian Open Celebration Party||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED|
|2018||Philip Earl||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||TW RSL - Adelaide Plains Residents who served in the armed services|
|2019||Glenys Middleton||Phoebe Eckermann||Christmas in song - Mallala Uniting Church||Dublin Community Projects Group||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED|
|2020||Rae Corston||NO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED||Grace Plains Community - Moquet Lee Pinery Fire Memorial Grand Opening||Two Wells Melodrama Group - Annual Melodrama Productions||Grace Plains Community - Pinery Fire Memorial and History of Grace Plains Project|