City of Gosnells honours its own at Australia Day ceremony

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst with Citizen of the Year Frances Higgins.
Mayor Glenn Dewhurst with Citizen of the Year Frances Higgins.

EIGHT residents and community groups who have made outstanding contributions to the local area were recognised as part of the City of Gosnells’ Australia Day event on Friday.

Four locals received an Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Award, which recognises those who demonstrate active citizenship, while three awards were handed out to four groups for their dedication to crime prevention and community safety as part of the Safe City Awards.

Gosnells mayor Glenn Dewhurst said it was important for them to recognise the efforts of each of the award winners.

“These people and groups give enormously to improve life for everyone in our community, they embrace what it means to be Australian and inspire us all to do more,” he said.

Winners-Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year

Young Citizen of the Year: Chloe Hazebroek

Citizen of the Year: Frances Higgins

Senior Citizen of the Year: Mavis Clark

Community Group of the Year: Gosnells Older Women’s Network

Winners-Safe City Awards

Community Initiative Award-Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch

Costable Peter Ball Memorial Youth Award: Constable Care Child Safety Foundation

Safe City Community Kids Award: Campbell Primary School and Brookman Primary School (joint winner)

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