Grace Roberts Community Development Awards

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Grace Roberts Community Development Awards

Grace Roberts Awards
​​​Grace Roberts was a local Aboriginal woman 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 on the Coffs Harbour community, and is recognised for her leadership and guidance. From her determination, and by example, she improved the quality of life for Aboriginal people in our city.
 

Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee launched the Grace Roberts Community Development Award in 1999 to acknowledge individuals who, like Grace Roberts have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.

Recipients of the Award since its launch have included Anita Craig, Daphne Flanders, Sue Hoskins, Barry Hoskins, Trevor Wilson, Christine Robinson, Bea Ballangarry, Harry Mumbulla, Julie Carey, Mark Flanders, Reuben Robinson and Clark Webb among​ others. All have demonstrated their willingness and strength to develop and help their community.

The Grace Roberts Community Development Awards are held annually to coincide with NAIDOC Week. 

 

 


2019 Grace Roberts Community Development Awards Winners:

Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Award:
Brian Bolt
Lloyd Lynwood (Winner) 
Lachlan Skinner

Academic Achievement Award:
Michelle Sinclair (Winner) 

Sports Achievement Award:
Jada - Lee Brunton
Loretta Donovan

Lily Pade (Winner)

Malakhi Donovan


Youth of the Year Award:
Jada - Lee Brunton (Winner)


Arts and Cultural Achievement Award:

Wendy Craig

Kimberley Duncan (Winner) 


Community Organisation or Business of the Year Award:

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre

A Break Disability and Respite

Naru Surf Gathering

Aboriginal Chronic Care - 48 Hour Follow Up Team (Winner)