Knox City Council has recognised five inspiring local residents with Australia Day Awards from an outstanding field of nominees.
The award winners and nominees were recognised for their generosity, passion, courage and sense of justice, and the significant contribution they make to the local community.
Knox City Council Mayor, Councillor Lisa Cooper, said that there were many high achievers, local heroes and unsung volunteers working tirelessly for the community and that Australia Day was an opportunity to congratulate these everyday heroes.
The 2021 Knox Local Australia Day Award winners are:
- Volunteer of the Year: Manoj Varsani
- Local Hero: Eve John
- Citizen of the Year: Christine Ellis
- Young Citizen of the Year: Aimee Bugeja
- Elder Citizen of the Year: Christel Huwald