Council is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2021 Parkes Shire Australia Day Awards, ahead of Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

The awards celebrate and acknowledge community, sporting, environmental and cultural contributions at a local level.

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said, “This year it is particularly important to recognise the outstanding people and groups in our community who have positively contributed to the local culture, community and environment during the current pandemic.

“These awards give us the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and reward the marvellous contributions these citizens and groups make at a local level and encourage others to follow their lead. Congratulations to all the nominees – information regarding the annual celebrations will be available in the coming weeks, as the Parkes Shire Australia Day committee review the NSW Health COVID-19 event restrictions,” Cr Keith added.

The awards are administered through a nomination program, with local selection committees determining the winning recipient of each category.

Each nominee will be presented with a certificate at their respective community celebrations. The nominees for the Parkes Shire are as follows: