Nominations for the 2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings local government area Australia Day Awards have been extended.
The deadline for nominations for the awards is now 5pm on Thursday December 1.
Specifically, organisers are hoping to secure more nominations in the categories of Young Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year.
The Australia Day celebrations provide an opportunity for local communities to come together to celebrate country and culture on our national day.
To mark the occasion, the local region celebrates our local heroes through the council-run awards.
There are four categories in the annual Australia Day Awards:
- Young Citizen of the Year (16 - 30 years),
- Citizen of the Year (31 - 65 years),
- Senior Citizen of the Year(65 years +) and
- Community Group of the Year.
Nominations will close at 5pm Friday November 25 and can be made online at pmhc.nsw.gov.au/australiadayawards
Award recipients will be announced at the 2017 Port Macquarie- Hastings Australia Day Award Presentation which will be held at the Glasshouse on Wednesday January 25, 2017.