Australia Day celebrations

There was beautiful weather on Tuesday as the Maitland community came together to celebrate Australia Day and recognise those special individuals in our community. I heartily congratulate Bill Hackney who was announced as Citizen of the Year. Bill’s contribution to the Maitland community, on a voluntary basis, has enriched the lives of many hundreds of local citizens. Whether it is through his involvement with East Maitland Griffiths junior rugby league team or spearheading the Neighbourhood Watch program in Metford, Bill has been instrumental in producing a sense of comradery and acceptance in our community. It was also great to see the Yadav sisters recognised for the volunteer work in Maitland. Rizina was named the Young Citizen of the Year for her participation in Oaktree’s ‘Live Below the Line’ campaign and her involvement in YMCA Youth Parliament. While younger sister, Evina, was awarded Junior Citizen of the Year for her active participation in a number of local community events.

Photo: Maitland City Council

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