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2016 Australia Day Awards Announced

16 December 2015

Mayor Peter Gandolfi today announced the recipients of the 2016 Wattle Range Australia Day Awards.

Mr Gandolfi said the awards acknowledge the contribution and service provided to the community by individuals and groups.

Recipients of the 2016 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards are Sue van der Heul of Millicent, Dawn Williams of Rendelsham, Mark Edwards of Penola and Peter Burford of Kalangadoo.

Ashlee Sullivan of Kalangadoo will receive the Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year Award for the Riddoch Ward, recognising her outstanding leadership skills and endeavours in youth activities. 

Australia Day Community Event of the Year Awards will be awarded to the Millicent Bowling Club’s Night Bowls Competition for the Corcoran Ward, and joint winners for the Sorby Adams Ward are Kalangadoo Remembers (100  Year Galliopli ANZAC Commemoration Service/Breakfast) and the Blades of Glencoe events.

Mr Gandolfi said the recipients are to be congratulated for their awards.

“Our volunteers make a valuable contribution throughout Wattle Range and this is a small way to recognise their achievements in making our region a great place to live,” Mr Gandolfi said.   

The Awards will be officially presented at 9 am at Australia Day breakfast functions which commence at 8 am on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the following venues:

MILLICENT - Jubilee Park, North Terrace, Millicent

PENOLA - War Memorial Park, Church Street, Penola

BEACHPORT - Lagoon Reserve, Sommerville Street, Beachport

KALANGADOO - Kalangadoo Institute, Eliza Street, Kalangadoo

As part of the yearly rotation Mayor Peter Gandolfi will be attending the Kintore Ward presentations at Beachport, whilst the other awards will be presented by their respective elected members at each Ward celebration.

“I urge everyone in the Wattle Range Council region to join the Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2016”.


For further information please contact:
Peter Gandolfi – Mayor
Email:                      council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:              (08) 8733 0900      


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