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Grace Roberts Community Development Awards 2017
 
Coffs Harbour City Council and Council’s Yandaarra Aboriginal Advisory Committee are proud to launch nominations for the 2017 Grace Roberts Community Development Awards.

The Grace Roberts Community Development Award is named after a woman who came to Coffs Harbour in 1963 and who history records as being a positive role model for her people and a person of great substance. She had a positive and lasting impact, and is recognised for her leadership and guidance. From her determination, and by example, she improved the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.

Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Advisory Committee launched the Grace Roberts Community Development Award in 1999 to recognise the efforts of an Aboriginal person, male or female, who also demonstrates an outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.

Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Advisory Committee want to make sure that we have broader acknowledgement of the achievements and hard work of Coffs Harbour’s Aboriginal community. So for 2017, in addition to the main Grace Roberts Award, we are asking for nominations for Community Organisation or Business of the Year, Academic Achievement, Sporting Achievement, Arts and Cultural Pursuits Achievement and Youth of the Year.

All award winners will be recognised at the Grace Roberts Community Development Awards night hosted by Coffs Harbour City Council and Yandaarra Aboriginal Advisory Committee. The Awards Night will be held at the Coffs Harbour Golf Club on the evening of Saturday 1 July 2017 and will mark the start of NAIDOC Week 2017.
 
Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 9 June 2017.
 
Completed forms can be returned via email to coffs.council@chcc.nsw.gov.au by hand to Coffs Harbour City Councils Customer Service Centre cnr Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour; or by post to General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council, Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour, 2450 by 5pm Friday, 9 June 2017.
 
Hard copy nomination forms and details of the category criteria, can be accessed below or collected from Council’s Customer Service Centre or the Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council. 

 
 
For further inquiries please telephone Coffs Harbour City Council on (02) 6648 4850.
 
If you are having trouble completing the online nomination form please click here.
 
What We Do With Your Information
Council is committed to openness and transparency in its decision making processes. The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires Council to provide public access to information held unless there are overriding public interest considerations against disclosure. Any submissions received will be made publicly available unless the writer can demonstrate that the release of part or all of the information would not be in the public interest. However, Council would be obliged to release information as required by court order or other specific law.
 
 
 

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