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Australia Day 2010 Project Reference Group

Date commenced: 
22 October 2009
Date disbanded: 
28 February 2010


The purpose of the Australia Day Project Reference Group is:

  1. Organise Australia Day Events
    1. Australia Day Celebrations to be organised in each town if there is a PRG member to organise such event.  This is to be done on a voluntary basis by the member representing that town.
    2. Celebrations are generally to be free of charge and family orientated (can recoup costs of any moneys expended outside of Council’s donation).
    3. Budget moneys received from Council are not to be used for the employment of professional artists.
    4. Events are to celebrate what is great about Australia eg. the people, our diversity, our freedom and democracy, a fair go for all, the land or our indigenous people.
    5. Events are to recognise the contribution of Indigenous Australians and our multicultural heritage and celebrate the diversity that has helped shape our nation.
  2. Australia Day Address - Local Resident
    1. Nominate a local resident to give the Australia Day Address at the Official Ceremony.
  3. Local Australia Day Awards
    1. Develop a nomination form for Byron Shire Council Australia Day awards
    2. Categorise what awards will be given
    3. Call for nominations and actively promote the awards to the community as awards for people or groups who have succeeded in their chosen field or have worked tirelessly within their communities
    4. A subcommittee be formed consisting of three Australia Day PRG members.

The objectives have been confirmed by Council on 13 August 2009.


Timeframe to carry out objectives

6 months


Councillor Representative(s): 

  • N/A

Invited Member(s):

  • Rural Fire Service, Suffolk Park
  • Bangalow Historical Society
  • Rotary Club of Byron Bay
  •  Quota International of Brunswick Heads
  • Brunswick Mullumbimby Lions Club
  • Ocean Shores Community Association
  • Brunswick Valley Historical Society
  • Sisters for Reconciliation

Community Representative(s): 

  • N/A

Staff Contact:

  • Administration and Customer Services Team Leader Tel 02 6626 7000

Committee meets

As Required