Tweed Shire 2018 Australia Day Award Winners Go Above And Beyond

Honoured for service to the community

Tegan Lawson

26 January 2018

Tegan Lawson

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The Tweed Shire is today celebrating its 2018 Australia Day award winners.


Vietnam Veteran Kevin Palmer has been named Citizen of the Year. The Murwillumbah man supports the community and local charity organisations, conducting weekly raffles around the region raising much needed funds for a number of organisations including Legacy, Tweed Palliative Care, Riding for the Disabled and the State Emergency Services.


42 new citizens from 12 countries were also welcomed to the Tweed, becoming Australian citizens today.


Mayor Katie Milne and other Councillors also presented the Volunteer of the Year award that is shared by two recipients, Tumbulgum Community Association President Jenny Kid and Pat Tate from the Banora Point and District Progress Association.


Ms Kidd honoured for her work supporting the Tumbulgum community during a flood in March last year, coordinating the efforts of Council, Rural Fire Brigade and the SES.


Ms Tate has served her community for decades across a number of volunteer roles and was awarded lifetime membership to the Banora Point and District Residents Association in recognition of her dedication and effort.


Other awards:

The Young Achiever in Community Service Award (under 25 years) - Sam Smith

The Australia Day Award for Sporting Achievement - Anthea Warne

The Community Event of the Year Award -  Charity Cup Touch Football Tournament

The Arts and Cultural Achievement Award - Staff and students at Wollumbin High School for annual MADD Concert

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