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2015 Australia Day Award Nominations 2015 Australia Day Award Nominations

Nominations for the following Awards are now invited:

·           Citizen of the Year (27 years of age or older)
·            Young Citizen of the Year (under 27 years of age)
·            Individual Achievement Award
·            Community Event of the Year Award

·            Senior Cultural Award (over 18 years)

·            Junior Cultural Award (under 18 years)

·            Senior Sports Award (over 18 years)
·            Junior Sports Award (under 18 years)
Please forward your completed Nomination Forms to Hinchinbrook Shire Council.
Nominations close Tuesday 6 January 2015.

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Infrastructure Restoration Program Infrastructure Restoration Program

Hinchinbrook Shire Council, in partnership with AECOM, are working to restore public assets that have been damaged by recent natural disasters. Council is eligible for funding provided by the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program and is committed to helping the Hinchinbrook region recover as quickly as possible. Please click here for up to date information about the program.