South’s Australia Day champions

South Burnett Australia Day Winners 2022. Picture: contributed

by Jessica McGrath

For the South Burnett, Australia Day is a chance to champion some of the quiet achievers in the region.

Dedicated community members and organisations have been recognised for their tireless efforts to ensure the region is a better place.

This year the traditional South Burnett Regional Council Australia Day Awards ceremony set for last Sunday was cancelled and all of the nominated 43 community members and organisations had to wait until yesterday for the winners to be announced during an online ceremony on Australia Day.

Each of these people have been nominated by a fellow community member who has recognised their efforts and the difference they are making.

Volunteers and those who have dedicated a good portion of their lifetime to the South Burnett community have been recognised in this week’s awards.

Musicians and actors, sportspeople and coaches have been recognised for their efforts in their creative and sporting fields.

Among the winners are individuals who have taken their appointed title and gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their role.

Here’s the list of the main winners here, including the citizen of the year and young citizen:

In a rare event the South Burnett Australia Day award committee decided to award all of the 2022 nominees winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here’s the list of lifetime achievers:

Each town nominated a champion from their community for the Australia Day awards. Here’s a list of each of the town heroes:

The stars of the stage and sportsgrounds have been recognised in the 2022 cultural and sports awards. Here’s a full list of winners here: