Awards and Achievements

Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards

Each year on Australia Day, the Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards are presented to those persons in the Shire who make us proud to be a citizen of the Alpine Shire, and deserve recognition for their role in our community.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards and Council is calling for all residents to nominate an individual, organisation or event.

Award Categories
The Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards are presented each year on 26 January to recognise valuable contributions and achievements by Alpine Shire residents in the following categories:

* Community Event of the Year (one Shire-wide award)
* Community Organisation of the Year (one Shire-wide award)
* Local Achiever of the Year awarded in:
- Bright and District;
- Myrtleford and District; and
- Kiewa Valley
* Local Young Achiever of the Year awarded in:
- Bright and District;
- Myrtleford and District; and
- Kiewa Valley

An overall "Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year" is awarded by the selection panel from among the winners of the Local Achiever and Local Young Achiever of the Year awards.

An overall “Lifetime Achievement Award” is awarded by the selection panel where a long history of outstanding service to the Alpine Shire community can be demonstrated.

Eligibility
* Nominees must be Alpine Shire residents. However where it can be shown that a non-Alpine Shire resident has made a significant contribution to the Alpine Shire community, they may be considered for the Local Achiever or Young Achiever of the Year awards only.

* Nominees for Local Young Achiever of the Year must be aged less than 25 years on 26 January in the year of award presentation.
- Self nominations will not be accepted.
- Awards will not be granted posthumously.
- Nominations should be made without the knowledge of the nominee.

Assessment Criteria
The following criteria will be used in the assessment of nominations:

Local Achiever, Local Young Achiever, and Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year
- Significant contribution to the Alpine Shire community and / or outstanding achievements considered appropriate by Council.
- Significant involvement in the Alpine Shire community
- An inspirational role model for the Alpine Shire community
- Undertakes activities that have long and short term benefits for the community and / or its members
- Contributions made by the nominee must have been made on a voluntary basis.
- Contribution toward improving the quality of life for others (eg mentoring).
- Demonstrated excellence in their field (including academic achievements).

Community Organisation of the Year
- Performed outstanding community service or provided an exceptional level of care, support or assistance in either the current year or over a number of years.
- Deliver services to the Alpine Shire community.

Community Event of the Year
- Conducted an event that was generally outstanding and conducted during the year. Includes festival, events, projects etc.
- Provided community benefit and promoted positive outcomes for the Alpine Shire.

Lifetime Achievement Award
- Recognises a lifetime of outstanding community contribution (according to the criteria for Local Achiever, Young Achiever and Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year).

Nomination forms are available here: NOMINATION FORM 2018

Full nomination guidelines are available here: NOMINATION GUIDELINES 2018

If possible, please type your answers straight into this form, save and email to info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au with 'Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards Nomination' as the subject line, OR print and send to:

Confidential
Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards 2018
Attn: Sara Matthews
Alpine Shire Council
PO Box 139
Bright VIC 3741

Nomination forms are also available in hard copy at Customer Service Centres at Myrtleford and Mount Beauty and Council's Bright offices.

Nominations close on Friday, 24 November 2017.

Congratulations to our past Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Award recipients:

January 2017 - Award Recipient
Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year
is selected from among the winners of the Young Achievers and Achievers of the Year.
Citizen of the Year - Alpine Shire Patrizia Simone
Local Achiever Bright and District Patrizia Simone
Local Achiever Myrtleford and District Bernadette Hays
Local Achiever Harrietville Leah Williams
Local Achiever Kiewa Valley Bill and Yvonne Sutton
Local Young Achiever Bright and District Tasman Cocks-Wheaton
Local Young Achiever Myrtleford Maddison Evans
Local Young Achiever Kiewa Valley Ebony Tanzen
Community Event of the Year Kangaroo Hoppet International Cross Country Ski Event
Community Organisation of the Year Alpine U3A - Kiewa Valley
Lifetime Achievement Awards Lory Torriero - Bright Ron Fensham - Kiewa Valley
January 2016 - Award Recipient
Lifetime Achievement Award Dederang Picnic Races
Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year - selected from among the winners of the Young Achievers and Achievers of the Year in each of the three districts. Ian Stapleton
Local Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Keith Pike
Local Achiever of the Year Bright and District Ian Stapleton
Local Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Tiffany Iaria
Local Young Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Kenton Ford
Community Event of the Year Dederang Picnic Races
Community Organisation of the Year Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club Search and Rescue Group
January 2015 - Award Recipient
Lifetime Achievement Award Stuart Hargreaves
Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year - selected from among the winners of the Young Achievers and Achievers of the Year in each of the three districts. Barbara Pyle
Local Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Barbara Pyle
Local Achiever of the Year Bright and District Ron Cherry
Local Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Elisha Hazeldine
Local Young Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Sam Northey
Local Young Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Breanna Johnson
Community Event of the Year Mount Beauty Half Marathon
Community Organisation of the Year Alpine Shire L2P Program
January 2014 - Award Recipient
Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year is selected from among the winners of the Young Achievers and Achievers of the Year in each of the three districts. Kevin Pitts
Local Achiever of the Year - Myrtleford and District Kevin Pitts
Local Achiever of the Year - Bright and District Gary Weston
Local Achiever of the Year - Kiewa Valley Paul van der Ploeg
Local Young Achiever of the Year - Myrtleford and District Peanut Schaefer
Local Young Achiever of the Year - Bright and District Isabella Bartlett
Local Young Achiever of the Year - Kiewa Valley Cooper Cappellari
Lifetime Achievement Award Bill Sutton
Lifetime Achievement Award Paul and Helen L'Huillier
Community Event of the Year Alpine Shire Relay for Life
Community Organisation of the Year Tawonga Red Cross

Youth Awards

MORE than 140 people celebrated the achievements of local young people at the 2014 Alpine Shire Youth Awards in October.

The annual awards are run by the Alpine Shire Youth Council and attract nominations from across the shire in a range of categories.

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Youth Awards. You can read more and download a nomination form here.

Youth award winners 2014

Award Recipient Sponsor
Academic Nathan DeVries Dickens Real Estate
Art Breanna Johnson Rotary Club of Myrtleford
Community Chloe Breen Mount Beauty & District Community Bank
Community Bright P-12 Year 10 Student Group Mount Beauty & District Community Bank
Inspirational Hope Ludbrook Rotary Club of Bright
Rural Leah Orton TAFCO Rural Supplies
Sport Phillip Bellingham Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club
Workplace Brooke Rouse Hancock Victorian Plantations
Alpine Shire Award 12-17 years Samantha Forbes Bright Community Bank
Alpine Shire Award 18 – 25 years . Phillip Bellingham Rotary Club of Bright .

Alpine Shire Business Awards

For all the details of our business and tourism awards, click here.

Alpine Shire Council Achievements

Year Award Recognition for
2013/14 Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards for “Spatial Enablement” BAL Plan (Bushfire Attack Level) iPad app
. Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards for “Spatial Excellence”. BAL Plan (Bushfire Attack Level) iPad app
. Victorian Planning Institute of Australia award for “Planning Excellence in Improving Planning Processes and Practices” BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) Plan
2012/13 2012 Fire Awareness Awards “Government and Municipal Award” Bushfire Prevention Inspection iPad app
. 2012 Fire Awareness Awards “New and Emerging Technologies Award” Bushfire Prevention Inspection iPad app
. Finalist in the “Excellence in eGovernment” awards BAL Plan (Bushfire Attack Level) iPad app
. Premier’s Sustainability Awards “State Government” Living Bin project at Dinner Plain
. LGPro Aged and Disability Services awards “Outstanding programs or projects (non-grant based)” Alpine@Home alliance
2011/12 MAV Local Government Information and Communication Technology fellowship To further develop iPad app for outdoor asset inspections
. RACV Tourism Victoria Awards for outstanding services by volunteers Myrtleford Visitor Information Centres’ ambassadors
. The Bushfire Royal Commission Implementation Monitor – Final Report as an “example of good practice” The Alpine Shire’s Community and Resilience Committee
. LGPro “Innovative Management Initiative” A regional training scheme
2010/11 MAV Award received for “Outstanding Achievement in Emergency Management” MECC Central (Municipal Emergency Control Centre)
. ECO-Buy “Excellence in Green Purchasing (Regional Council)” Due to Council increasing its green product spending by 24%
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