Local legends and a devoted community group gonged with Moree Australia Day Awards

Three local legends and a devoted community group were celebrated this morning at Moree’s Australia Day event, receiving Australia Day awards acknowledging their commitment in various categories.

The awards celebrate the diligent work of each individual and community group that also contributes towards Moree Plains’ vision of a diverse, friendly and strong community.

The awards were presented by Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries who noted how special it is to receive an Australia Day award.

“Each category winner was so deserving of their awards today; it is a heart-warming moment acknowledging Australia Day award winners and their contribution towards their category,” Cr Humphries said.

Moree Mayor Katrina Humphries with Australia Day Award winners Darryl Brady, Rhys Devney and Barrie Brooks (Image: Bill Poulos).

The winners of the 2021 Moree Plains Australia Day Awards are:

Volunteer of the Year – Darryl Brady;

Volunteer Group of the Year – Mungindi Rural Fire Service;

Sports Person of the Year – Rhys Devney; and

Citizen of the Year – Barrie Brooks

A special congratulation went to Kathleen Walker and Lyn James for being nominated for an award today, their ongoing commitment to our community does not go unnoticed.

The Australia Day event was held at Jellicoe Park this morning, bringing together the Moree Plains Shire community who also welcomed a new Australian Citizen and enjoyed a free BBQ breakfast prepared by the Moree Lions Club with products generously donated by Woolworths Moree.

Media Release: Tuesday, January 26, 2021