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Clock’s ticking on 2020 Australia Day Awards nominations

15 November 2019

The clock is ticking on your opportunity to nominate the region’s most deserving citizens for the 2020 Australia Day Awards.

Nominations for the Southern Downs Citizen of the Year and Southern Downs Youth Citizen of the Year close at 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said now was the time for residents to show their appreciation for those tireless and worthy members of the Southern Downs community and nominate them for one of these awards.

“Nominations are open for the 2020 Australia Day Awards and I’d urge everyone to nominate those people from the region who are consistently going above and beyond the call of duty,” Mayor Dobie said.

“Every club, church, group and society on the Southern Downs has that one person they would be lost without.”

This year 19 locals were nominated for the Australia Day recognition, and winners Nancy De Prada and Grace Quach accepted their respective awards at an Australia Day breakfast hosted by local Lions and Rotary groups.

Nomination forms can be found on the homepage at or at either of Council’s Customer Service Centres in Warwick and Stanthorpe.

The winners will be announced in the lead up to Australia Day 2020.

Council will also host citizenship ceremonies in Warwick and Stanthorpe on 26 January 2020 for those residents who are becoming new Australians.

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