The Australia Day 2021 celebrations are going ahead in a COVID Safe manner at Victoria Park on January 26.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the Goulburn Australia Day Committee are now calling for nominations for the local citizen, young citizen and event of the year awards.
The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement, or events held, during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.
"The Australia Day Committee is still looking to run an event in Victoria Park, Goulburn, to celebrate Australia Day in 2021. The focus of the event will once again be the Australia Day Awards, for which nominations are now open. A citizenship ceremony will also be held as a highlight of the day," a Goulburn Mulwaree Council spokesperson said.
"An expression of interest for market and food stalls will go out soon, and we hope to be able to run these in a COVID safe manner."
The committee is in the process of finalising the layout for the event. However, the restrictions enforced by the NSW Government as of January 26, 2021, will be followed by the committee.
Meanwhile, Mayor Bob Kirk called on residents to take the time to nominate a fellow citizen or a great event.
"Australia Day is an occasion to recognise the significant contributions of many to our region and the local community. We all know of many people who go the extra mile in Goulburn for charity, a sporting club or other community groups - let's take the time to nominate someone, or an event, for these prestigious awards."
"Certainly we have not been able to undertake events in a normal manner this year, but we know of many events that have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions and still been incredibly successful. Let's recognise these achievements."
Nomination forms can be completed online here.
Hard copies can also be downloaded from the website or picked up from the Goulburn Civic Centre in Bourke Street. These should be sent to Goulburn Mulwaree Council: Attn Australia Day Committee, Locked Bag 22, Goulburn, NSW, 2580 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations will close promptly at 5pm on Friday, December 18, 2020.
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