Lyndey Milan announced as Cessnock City Council’s Australia Day Ambassador, 2017

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce Lyndey Milan OAM is our 2017 Australia Day Ambassador, one of Australia’s most recognised food and cooking personalities, influencing the way Australians think about food and wine over the last three decades.

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce Lyndey Milan OAM is our 2017 Australia Day Ambassador, one of Australia’s most recognised food and cooking personalities, influencing the way Australians think about food and wine over the last three decades.

The award-winning multi-media presenter has published nine best-selling cookbooks, starred in eight TV series and was the Food Director of the Australian’s Women’s Weekly.

In 2014, Lyndey was awarded with an Order of Australia for her service to hospitality, the food and wine industry and the community.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it is wonderful to have an ambassador that understands the importance of the food and wine industry.

“It is very fitting that Lyndey will be our Australia Day Ambassador as we share her passion for food and wine here in the Hunter Valley”.

“I look forward to welcoming Lyndey into our community and hope she has the opportunity to experience our many first class restaurants and wineries”, Cr Pynsent said.

Lyndey Milan said she looks forward her to visit to Cessnock.

“I relish the opportunity to engage with regional communities as they are the source of our food and wine”, Lyndey said.

Attendees of the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards will hear Lyndey speak about her life and experiences in a special presentation.The event commences at 10am at the East Cessnock Bowling Club.

Australia Day Celebrations also include      

  •  Free BBQ Lunch, 12pm, East End Oval
  • Twenty20 Mayoral Cup Cricket Match, 12.30pm, East End Oval
  • Trophy Presentation, 3:30pm, East End Oval
17 January 2017