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Australia Day 2011 Project Reference Group


  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.

 Timeframe to carry out objectives

6 months 


Councillor Representative(s): 

  • N/A 

Invited Member(s): 

  • Greg Miller representing Rural Fire Service Suffolk Park
  • Rita Cowled representing Bangalow Historical Society
  • Barbara Upson Shaw representing Rotary Club of Byron Bay
  • Margaret Giles representing Quota International of Brunswick Heads
  • Charmian Cornell representing Brunswick Mullumbimby Lions Club
  • Jan mangleson representing Ocean Shores Community Association
  • Jennifer Elward representing Brunswick Valley historical Society
  • Brown Sindel representing Sisters For Reconciliation

Community Representative(s): 

  • N/A

Staff Contact:

  •  Convenor/Facilitator Administrative Services Team Leader Tel 02 6626 7127
  • Aboriginal Projects Officer Tel 02 6626 7226 

Committee Meets

As Required

14 February 2011
Report 22.82 KB
1 December 2010
Report 22.69 KB
3 November 2010
Report 25.57 KB
11 October 2010
Report 26.73 KB