Sunshine Coast Council – Australia Day Celebrations
  • Tuesday 09 December 2008

Sunshine Coast Council is holding two community events in celebration of Australia Day 2009.

WHAT: Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards Ceremony 2009

WHEN: Sunday 25 January, sunset

WHERE: Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

The inaugural Sunshine Coast Council Australia Day Awards celebrate the contribution of individuals, community organisations and businesses in our region. They are designed to pay tribute to those who make extraordinary contributions to our society or who are outstanding achievers in our community.

Awards will be presented in seven categories: Community, Creative, Economic, Environment, Sport & Recreation, Senior Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.

The awards ceremony will take place at sunset along the Noosa River at Noosaville Lions Park. The event will include Aussie food catered by community groups and local musicians will perform on the night.

Council will also support local community awards by coordinating the joint promotion of community award programs and their winners on Australia Day.

Community groups running their own award programs are encouraged to contact council to have their award programs promoted.

WHAT: Australia Day Celebrations 2009

WHEN: Monday 26 January, 10am-9pm

WHERE: Kings Beach Park, Caloundra

Celebrate Australia Day in Caloundra with live music, roving performers, markets, food stalls, workshops, and children’s activities – there will even be a movie under the stars.

The 2009 Australia Day Celebrations at Kings Park has something for everyone and it’s all free!

A full program of events will be available on council’s website prior to the day.

Park and ride with free shuttle buses running from the Transit Centre in Cooma Terrace from 9.30am.

Council is calling for participation in these celebrations including street entertainers, buskers, food and market stalls, multicultural groups, performers and bands with an Aussie flavour and community groups to run food stalls, games and activities.

For further details visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone council on 5475 7272.