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Cardinia Shire 2021 Australia Day Award nominees announced

Published: 18 January 2021

Cardinia Shire Council is proud to announce this year’s Australia Day Award nominees.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Brett Owen congratulates all nominees and thanks them for their contribution to making Cardinia Shire the great place it is.  

“I would like to extend my gratitude to each of our Cardinia Shire 2021 Australia Day Award nominees for their outstanding work within our community in what can only be described as a difficult year,” Cr Owen said.  

“Every year we are amazed by the efforts of people within our community. These nominations are such a wonderful example of these people who are making the lives of others in our community better. We thank you.” 

Citizen of the Year nominees 

  • Wendy Andrews 
  • Brett Barker 
  • Hardev Singh Cheema 
  • Tony Fitzgerald 
  • Aanchal Meshram 
  • Brijal Parikh 
  • Chris Rogers 
  • Sakattar Singh 
  • Shoheli Sunjida 
  • Jasbir Singh Suropada 

Senior Citizen of the Year nominees 

  • Stan Hamilton 
  • Diane Norton 
  • Gwenda Preston 
  • Ian Robert Wake 
  • Susan Wales 

Young Citizen of the Year nominees 

  • Michael William Pearce 

Community Event of the Year nominees 

  • A Part Together 
  • Book Launch - Voices From The Past 
  • Cardinia Farm and Food Festival 
  • Cockatoo Country Virtual Markets 
  • Garfield Christmas Festival 
  • Isolation Exhibition 
  • Kids Fun Run With Thomas 
  • Multicultural Cricket Tournament 
  • Pakenham Welcomes 2020 New Year Event 
  • South Sudanese Community Day 

The Cardinia Shire 2021 Australia Day Award winners will be announced on 25 January. 

Council is proud to provide funding support to the following community events being held on Australia Day (Tuesday 26 January): 

Cockatoo Township Australia Day Community Breakfast  

Alma Treloar Reserve, Pakenham Road, Cockatoo 
7.30am – 10.30am 

Koo Wee Rup Australia Day Ceremony 

Koo Wee Rup Community Centre at Cochrane Park, Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup  
8.15am – 10.30am 

Beaconsfield Australia Day Movie 

Holm Park Reserve, Beaconsfield–Emerald Road, Beaconsfield 
Gates open 8pm 
Bookings are essential – for details, please visit the Beaconsfield Progress Association Facebook page at 

For more information about the Australia Day awards see    

Jayden Kruzicevic-King was the winner of the Cardinia Shire 2020 Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year award

Jayden Kruzicevic-King was the winner of the Cardinia Shire 2020 Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year award

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