If you know a hard working individual or organisation striving to make our city safe, be sure to nominate them for a Safer Suburbs Award.
Mayor Tom Tate is calling on Gold Coasters to nominate an “everyday hero” for the biennial awards recognising the valuable contribution of residents who have made a genuine effort to create a safer city in which to live, learn, work and play.
“Neighbourhood Watch, volunteers in policing, residents’ associations, businesses and individuals make an incredible contribution to keeping us safe. We want to show our appreciation for the contribution they make to create a safe city,” Cr Tate said.
“Safe suburbs create stronger communities so if you know an individual or group who has made a difference, please take the time to nominate them for the 2017 Safer Suburbs Awards,” he said.
There are four award categories: individual, not-for-profit group, business and project. A meritorious award will also be presented to one nominee who stands out from the pack. All nominees will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony.
Previous winners include:
• Not-for-profit category – Southern Gold Coast 60 & Better Program
• Individual category – Roberta Cava, Crimestoppers Northern Gold Coast Volunteer Area Committee
• Business category – Cross Cultural Liaison Unit, Gold Coast Police District
• Project category – Cyber Crime and Fraud Forum, Gold Coast District Neighbourhood Watch
• Meritorious Award – Let’s Support You Support Your Community – Domestic Violence Awareness Training
Nominations should provide details of how the nominee's achievement improves community safety, is innovative or outstanding, and how they work in partnership with others.
Nomination forms are available at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/safersuburbsawards
or from City Customer Service Centres or Libraries.
Nominations open 1 August and close 2 October. Winners and community members will be recognised at an awards ceremony on 1 November 2017.