Bellingen Shire Community Awards 2024 Ceremony

Published on 15 January 2024

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The Bellingen Shire Council extends a warm invitation to the residents of the Shire and beyond to join in the celebration of the annual Bellingen Shire Community Awards event, scheduled to take place on Thursday 25 January at the Bellingen Memorial Hall Studio.

The Community Awards serve as a platform to honour and recognise the tireless efforts of local heroes who consistently contribute to the betterment of the Shire. This event is an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of individuals who selflessly show up every day to make a positive impact on our community.

Nominations for the awards were open to the public, and this year witnessed an impressive influx of nominations in each category;  Citizen of the Year Award,Young Citizen of the Year Award, Sport & Recreation Award, and the Home Grown Heroes Award. The Council expresses its thanks to those who took the time and effort to nominate deserving candidates.

Mayor Steve Allan shared his enthusiasm, stating, “It was great to see the detail and effort that went into the nominations this year. It was a competitive and high-quality section of nominees this year, which made the judging very challenging – but rewarding. I was particularly thrilled with the amount of nominations for the Young Citizen of the Year Award, which really shows the level of engagement and talent in our up-and-coming generation – it made me really proud.”

The Community Awards event will be paired with a Citizenship Ceremony, welcoming new Australian citizens into the community. Attendees can also enjoy light refreshments and live music by Katie& Memo while reflecting on the achievements of the community in 2023.

Event Details:

What: Bellingen Shire Community Awards & Citizenship Ceremony

Date:  25 January 2024

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Bellingen Memorial Hall Studio

Everyone is warmly invited to attend and the Council looks forward to a vibrant and memorable celebration of the remarkable individuals who contribute to the improvement of the Bellingen Shire community.