Over the past year our nation has faced fire, flood, drought and the coronavirus pandemic.
Australia Day 2021 presents us with a welcome opportunity to reflect on our recent challenges, respect those who put others before themselves and celebrate our nation’s resilience and unity.
This year, Australia Day will be marked in many ways across the region and Lockyer Valley Regional Council will once again present its Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony as part of an impressive line-up of events.
The ceremony will be held on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at the Gatton Shire Hall, with doors opening from 8.30am for a 9am start.
Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the contributions made on a cultural, environmental, sporting and community level throughout the region.
“This year it is so important to recognise the groups and individuals in our community who have positively contributed to the Lockyer Valley as we live through the current pandemic.
“COVID-19 has changed life as we knew it and so many of our sporting and community groups had to adapt very quickly to continue to operate in our community.
“I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all nominees,” Mayor Milligan said.
Seating is limited due to COVID restrictions. To register for a free ticket visit www.lockyervalleytickets.com.au
for more information. Other local Australia Day activities are available at the Laidley and Gatton historical villages.
Visit the Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum between 8.30am -2.30pm and take in all Pianist, Poets and Painters has to offer. Enjoy the flag raising ceremony at 10am, kids’ activities, Light Horse Troop display, live entertainment, wood working displays, blacksmithing and a display of rocks, gems and fossils. The big breakfast, morning tea and lunch is available to purchase.
Australia Day at the Gatton and District Historical Village will be held from 9am – 3pm. Enjoy Aussie tucker, a Light Horse troop display, stationary engines and blacksmithing display, with morning tea and lunch available to purchase.
For more information on Australia Day activities being held throughout the Lockyer Valley visit www.luvyalockyer.com.au
or contact Council on 1300 005 872 / 5466 3426.