Congratulations to Cessnock’s Australia Day Award Recipients

Cessnock joined towns and regions across Australia to congratulate our Australia Day Award recipients and welcomed our newest Australian citizens.


Cessnock joined towns and regions across Australia to congratulate our Australia Day Award recipients and welcomed our newest Australian citizens.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent congratulated the 12 Australia Day Award recipients on behalf of the community.

“We are very fortunate to have so many community minded individuals in our local area, it is a privilege to have the opportunity to recognise and thank them for their contributions”.

“I’d particularly like to congratulate our Citizen of the Year, Tara Naysmith, Senior Citizen of the Year, Ronald Jackson and Young Citizen of the Year, Shae Panormo”.

 “Our Citizen of the Year, Tara Naysmith has immersed herself in our community over the years with her involvement in a vast array of community activities”. 

“Just a few of these include the Olympic Touch Relay, Mine Workers Union, View Club and Rotary, along with a number of local primary schools. It is an honour to recognise Tara’s work within our community”.

“Senior Citizen on the Year, Ronald Jackson and Young Citizen on the Year, Shae Panormo have also shown incredible dedication to our local area and are worthy recipients in their respective categories,” Cr Pynsent said. 

Australia Day Award recipients include:
• Citizen of the Year, Tara Naysmith
• Senior Citizen on the Year, Ronald Jackson
• Young Citizen on the Year, Shae Panormo 
• Community Event of the Year, Strive for Autism
• 
Environmental Award, Native Nursery
• Heritage Award, Coalfields Heritage Group
• Appreciation Award, Dianne Foulger 
• Appreciation Award, Kylie Gray
• Appreciation Award, Joy Potts
• Appreciation Award, Catherine Parsons
• Appreciation Award, Max Lewis
• Appreciation Award, Ruby Adamson

27 January 2017