Mayor Anne Baker with 2020 Isaac Region Citizen of the Year winner Andrea Moller. Picture: Contributed
Mayor Anne Baker with 2020 Isaac Region Citizen of the Year winner Andrea Moller. Picture: Contributed

FULL LIST: Every Isaac Australia Day award nominee

Nineteen Isaac residents have been nominated for the region's top honour this Australia Day, one that last year went to Clermont's Andrea Moller.

Labelled an altruistic treasure for the Isaac region, one of Clermont's chief "doers" received much-deserved recognition for her work.

"Communities don't survive without hardworking, selfless volunteers, and Andrea is one of the genuine and altruistic treasures of the Isaac," the citation for the mother of four's award read.

For the 2020 Australia Day awards, Isaac Regional Council added a special award to recognise "those who embody the spirit of our wonderful region".

From teaching people about fires and investing in Brahmans to showcasing events across the Isaac region, the Pearce family at Dysart shared the spirit of rural living through social media and took out the award.


Pearce family from Dysart: Heath, Kevin, Jasmine and Dean
Pearce family from Dysart: Heath, Kevin, Jasmine and Dean


Isaac Regional Council has received almost 70 nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards as residents recognise local champions, quiet achievers and unsung heroes.

The field of nominees for the regional awards includes eight young achievers for Young Citizen of the Year, 15 community events and five nominations for the Corporate Community Contribution of the Year.


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Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said on top of the regional award nominees, an impressive pool of residents were nominated for local award medallions in sport, culture and arts, achievement and community business.

"The annual Isaac region Australia Day Awards continue to acknowledge and recognise some of the region's most extraordinary residents," she said.

"It is one of my greatest pleasures alongside my fellow councillors each year to be able to recognise the exceptional people, groups and businesses through these awards.

"The awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our local champions.


2020 Young Citizen of the Year award winner Lyndal Tuttle from Clermont
2020 Young Citizen of the Year award winner Lyndal Tuttle from Clermont


"On behalf of council and the Isaac community, I congratulate every nominee and extend our thanks and appreciation for everything that you do to make your community a great place to live."

In addition to regional and local awards, a Mayor's Award is also presented in each community to recognise outstanding achievement.

Winners of the regional and local awards will be announced at Australia Day community events on January 26.



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2021 Citizen of the Year nominees

Kim Lennane, Middlemount

Nic Kelly, Middlemount

Peta Oram, Middlemount

Mark Robertson, St Lawrence

Karen Armstrong, St Lawrence

Ryan Storey, Moranbah

Jarrid Kennedy, Moranbah

Lynnie Busk, Moranbah

Paul William Lewis, Moranbah

Deanna Hardy, Moranbah

Mark Hollands, Moranbah

Desley Kerr, Moranbah

Rhondda Witherspoon, Moranbah

Bella Exposito, Moranbah

Cheryl Arthur, Dysart

Kate Hardwick, Nebo

Elisha Parker, Clermont

Freddy Bartusch, Clermont

Tammy Lando, Carmila


2021 Young Citizen of the Year nominees

Crystal-Rose Madelene Paul, Dysart

Morgan Stockwell, Moranbah

Jarrad Cliffe, Moranbah

Sarah Peterson, Moranbah

Taine Waerea, Glenden

Christopher Ward, Glenden

Tamara Coleman, Glenden

Aaron Kleier, Clermont


2021 Event of the Year nominees

Moranbah Miners' Memorial and Driveways at Dusk, Moranbah

John Allen Memorial Golf Day, Moranbah

Moranbah Bulldogs AFL Club - Under 12 Derby Blue vs White, Moranbah

Moranbah Twilight Christmas Markets, Moranbah

4RFM Fitness Fundraiser, Moranbah

ELAM COVID Emergency Response Program, Moranbah

Moranbah State School Book Week Parade, Moranbah

4RFM Road Safety Week, Moranbah

4RFM Scavenger Hunt, Moranbah

MCSA Netball 3rd Annual Carnival, Middlemount

2019 Middlemount Community Christmas Celebrations, Middlemount

International Rural Women's Day Luncheon, Clermont

Kids Voice 2020, Clermont

Nebo Town Christmas Fair - Nebo Sport and Recreation Club, Nebo

Try a Tri - Glenden Community Group, Glenden


2021 Corporate Contribution of the Year nominees

Isaac Community Chest corporate contributors - BHP, Anglo American, Civeo, AquilaResources/South32 and Isaac Regional Council, regionwide

Focus Sports and Remedial Massage, Moranbah

ELAM COVID Emergency Response Program, Moranbah

4RFM for Moranbah Miners' Memorial and Remembrance Day broadcasts, Moranbah

Carmila Hotel, Carmila



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