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Australia Day nominations closing soon

Time is running out to submit a nomination for the 2016 Bland Shire Australia Day awards.

Nominations close this Friday for Bland Shire Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Group of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Achievement in Sport and Contribution to Sport awards.

Bland Shire Council Community Relations Officer, Craig Sutton, said the Australia Day awards are a great opportunity to recognise the high achievers and quiet achievers who make living in our community so special.

“The Bland Shire is blessed with a large number of individuals who work tirelessly to make our community a better place to live,” Mr Sutton said.

“We are also immensely proud of the work of our community groups, our local athletes who have achieved such great things and our dedicated sporting administrators.

“The Australia Day awards are a way for the community to say thank you to these special people and Council is encouraging everyone to consider submitting a nomination prior to the close of nominations on Friday.”

Nominations forms are available from Bland Shire Council or by contacting Council on 6972 2266. Nominations can also be submitted online through Council’s website at