The nominees for the 2022 Parkes Shire Australia Day Awards have been named ahead of the community celebrations on Wednesday 26 January.

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

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said “each year we have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our region's finest – those who lead by example in a variety of fields of endeavour for the benefit our community."

“Congratulations to all those nominated for these prestigious awards. I invite the community to join the celebrations in each of the townships on January 26.”

The awards are administered through a nomination program, with a 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: