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Australia Day - Citizen of the Year Awards

1st October 2020


Copper Coast Council is excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards.

The Citizen of the Year program is run in partnership with the Australia Day Council of SA and Council. Each year, our community celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding members within the Copper Coast through the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards.

Maureen Wahlstedt was a deserving winner of the 2020 Copper Coast Citizen of the Year award with involvement in many Moonta community groups and organising numerous functions and trips to keep the community active. These include running fitness classes as President of Moonta’s Weight Watchers group and donating the money to Moonta Senior Citizens Club, and operating Cancer Council fundraisers.

“It’s stories like these which inspire us all to get involved with our communities, contribute to our neighborhoods, bring residents together through social gatherings and improve our region,” Mayor Roslyn Talbot said.

The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards gives the opportunity to recognise someone who makes a difference in their community, and our Council offers awards in four major categories:

  • Citizen of the Year Award (The most outstanding Citizen for the local government authority)
  • Young Achiever of the Year (The most outstanding Young Citizen for the local government authority)
  • Community Club (The Club that has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service over a number of years)
  • Community Event of the Year (A person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year)

With Maureen the only award recipient last year, Mayor Talbot is encouraging the community to send in their nominations to take this opportunity to show their appreciation for those doing great things in their towns.

“It doesn’t take long to fill out a nomination form,” Mayor Talbot said.

“We are all aware there are lots of groups and individuals here on the Copper Coast deserving of the award, but without the nominations coming in, we cannot give out these awards.

“This is a chance to sing out for those unsung heroes of our community and show them how much they really mean to us by putting them in the running to have their achievements celebrated on Australia Day.”

Award winners will be formally recognised for their achievements at the 2021 Copper Coast Australia Day Breakfast on Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

For a nomination form and more information, CLICK HERE, call into the Kadina Council Office or go to

Nominations close Friday, 20 November 2020.