City of Cockburn honours five at Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Award winners (back, from left) Norm Dale, Lisa Hume, Joe Waters, Christine Cooper, (front, from left) Felicity Bairstow and Kim Dravnieks with Mayor Logan Howlett (centre). Picture: Juliet Coghlan
Award winners (back, from left) Norm Dale, Lisa Hume, Joe Waters, Christine Cooper, (front, from left) Felicity Bairstow and Kim Dravnieks with Mayor Logan Howlett (centre). Picture: Juliet Coghlan

THE City of Cockburn welcomed five new recipients to its Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Award winners, including two joint winners of the youth category, at its annual ceremony on Australia Day.

Mayor Logan Howlett said the awards celebrated the contribution active people made to the community.

“These contributions can come in many forms and the awards recognise ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference to our community and foster Australian pride and spirit through active citizenship,” he said.

This year’s winners included overall Community Citizen of the Year Christine Cooper, who worked tirelessly to |research the remains of a WWII Australian Women’s Army Service Camp discovered in 2015 at Beeliar Regional Park in the former Roe 8 corridor.

In the youth category, Lisa Hume and Joe Waters took out honours as inspiring and respected role models.

In the senior category, volunteer and Friends of the Community president Norm Dale took out the award, while in the community group/|event category the Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor Group took out the honours.

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