Naomi Land, director of Hit Higher Highs has been awarded the Bowen Citizen of the Year at this years Australia Day Awards ceremony.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jennifer Whitney today congratulated all the Australia Day Award winners right across the Whitsunday region.
“Yesterday I attended Australia Day celebrations in Proserpine, Collinsville and Bowen and presented community Australia Day awards to 28 worthy local recipients,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Local community awards are an integral part of Australia Day. They recognise and honour the outstanding achievement of people in the Whitsunday region.
“This year’s recipients are from all over our region and all walks of life, but they all share a common commitment to the Whitsunday region and represent excellence in our community.
“Each year we celebrate the achievements and contributions of eminent Whitsunday citizens through the Australia Day Awards.
“The winners inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better region.
“Special mention must go to our Citizens of the Year from Proserpine – Ron Read, Bowen – Naomi Land and Collinsville – Lorraine and (the late) Tom Fisher.
“The Australia Day Citizen of the Year award shows the recipients’ contribution to the community is valued and it is a great way to show our appreciation,” she said.