Community Achievement Awards

Each Australia Day, Council proudly recognises people whose contributions make this region an even better place to live through the Melton City Council Community Achievement Awards.

All nominees will be recognised and awards presented at the following Australia Day ceremony on 26 January each year.

The Community Achievement Awards categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year – for community leadership
  • Young Citizen of the Year – for community leadership under 25 years old
  • Community Project of the Year – for outstanding community projects
  • Woman of the Year – for commitment to advancing the status of women
  • Access and Inclusion Leader of the Year – for commitment to improving the life of people with a disability

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

Nominees must be City of Melton residents whose contributions to the City of Melton community have been voluntary or have exceeded the normal requirements of the person’s paid work.

Awards will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • commitment to improving community access, participation and involvement
  • commitment to fostering community partnerships
  • community leadership
  • commitment to advancing the status of women (Woman of the Year)
  • commitment to improving life of people with a disability (Access and Inclusion Leader of the Year).

Nomination Details

Nominations are now closed.

2017 Community Achievement Award Winners

  •  Citizen of the Year - Alan Perry
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Amy Bell
  • Woman of the Year - Joy Lawn
  • Access and Inclusion Award - Bob and Barb Paterson
  • Community Project of the Year - The Western Emergency Relief Network

For more information or to discuss the Community Achievement Awards please contact Alexandra Maggi on 9747 7200 or email alexandram@melton.vic.gov.au.