Griffith's Australia Day Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, 30 Jan 2024

Griffith's Australia Day Award Winners Announced Congratulations to Pat Sergi who has been named Griffith’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year.
Mr Sergi was presented with the top Australia Day honour on Friday, 26 January 2024 during the official ceremony, held at the Griffith Regional Theatre.
He received the accolade for his tireless fundraising efforts for worthy causes including Griffith Can Assist, Griffith Base Hospital, Scalabrini Aged Care Service and the Yenda Retirement Village.
Griffith Mayor, Doug Curran congratulated Mr Sergi and the other award recipients. He also acknowledged the 26 new citizens.
“On behalf of the Griffith community, I want to congratulate Pat for his tireless work, all of the other extremely worthy winners and all of the nominees in every category. It is individuals such as these that devote time and effort to our community to make Griffith a better place to live,” Councillor Curran said.
“The efforts made by these individuals to volunteer, to lead, to excel in sports and educate or inspire the community is to be commended.”
Winners of the 2023 Griffith Australia Day awards:
  • Citizen of the Year – Pat Sergi
  • Junior Citizen of the Year – Madisyn Sarkis
  • Community Project of the Year - Griffith It Takes Two - Series 5
  • Local Hero Award – Sophie Bozic
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year – Timeeka Coleman
  • Sports Team of the Year – Murrumbidgee Regional High School 16’s Rugby Union Team  
  • Senior Sportsperson of the Year – Jack Evans
  • Clubperson of the Year – Bernie Connolly
  • Overall Sportsperson of the Year – Timeeka Coleman
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year  – Ema Munro
“We thank and congratulate everyone who was nominated for this year’s Australia Day awards,” said Councillor Curran.  
“I would also like to thank those in our community who took the time to complete the nomination form to ensure these residents could be acknowledged today.”
***ends***

April 2024

  • Two Sensational Performances - One Magnificent Evening Of Ballet
    Two Sensational Performances - One Magnificent Evening Of Ballet
    Monday, 22 Apr 2024

    Griffith Regional Theatre is excited to be hosting international ballet company the Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine with two delightful ballets - Forest Song & Don Quixote on Thursday 23 May.

    Read more
  • Work Has Progressed For The Hanwood Stormwater Pump And Levee Installation
    Work Has Progressed For The Hanwood Stormwater Pump And Levee Installation
    Thursday, 18 Apr 2024

    Read more
  • Drought Resilience Planning For Western Riverina
    Drought Resilience Planning For Western Riverina
    Thursday, 18 Apr 2024

    Read more
  • A Friendly Reminder To Burn Stubble Responsibly
    A Friendly Reminder To Burn Stubble Responsibly
    Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

    As we embrace the transition into autumn, Griffith City Council urges the rice growers to exercise caution and mindfulness when burning stubble to prepare for the new season.

    Read more
  • Jessica Loughlin: Of Light. Incredible Glass Artworks Visiting Gallery
    Jessica Loughlin: Of Light. Incredible Glass Artworks Visiting Gallery
    Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

    Read more
  • Step Back In Time: The Robertson Brothers Return With A 1960s Variety Tv Spectacular!
    Step Back In Time: The Robertson Brothers Return With A 1960s Variety Tv Spectacular!
    Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

    Read more
  • Minister For Agriculture Announces Funding For Sheep And Goat Electronic Identification (eid)
    Minister For Agriculture Announces Funding For Sheep And Goat Electronic Identification (eid)
    Tuesday, 16 Apr 2024

    Minister for Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW, Tara Moriarty stopped by the Griffith Livestock Marketing Centre (Griffith Saleyards) to announce an additional $1.4 million of funding from the NSW Government to support eligible saleyards to prepare for the mandatory roll out of Sheep and Goat electronic identification (eID).

    Read more
  • Yoogali Shared Pathway Project Moves Ahead
    Yoogali Shared Pathway Project Moves Ahead
    Tuesday, 16 Apr 2024

    Residents travelling along Mackay Avenue would have noticed significant progress on the eagerly anticipated shared pathway project, which will seamlessly connect Blumer Avenue to Yoogali.

    Read more
  • Council Welcomes Approval Of Designated Area Migration Agreement For Griffith
    Council Welcomes Approval Of Designated Area Migration Agreement For Griffith
    Thursday, 11 Apr 2024

    Griffith City Council has welcomed news that the Department of Home Affairs has approved a variation to the Orana Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) to now include Griffith.

    Read more
  • Community Garden Upgrade To Don Best Park
    Community Garden Upgrade To Don Best Park
    Thursday, 11 Apr 2024

    Griffith City Council announces the commencement of the Don Best Park upgrade, a transformative project in collaboration with Griffith Soroptimists.

    Read more
  • Thinking Of Running For Council?
    Thinking Of Running For Council?
    Monday, 08 Apr 2024

    As the NSW Local Government Elections approach in September 2024, aspiring leaders are encouraged to step forward and embrace the opportunity to serve our community by running for Council.

    Read more
  • Artspace Announces Its Next Vivid Exhibition, Visual Feasts By Josephine Gibbs
    Artspace Announces Its Next Vivid Exhibition, Visual Feasts By Josephine Gibbs
    Friday, 05 Apr 2024

    ArtSpace at Griffith Regional Theatre is preparing to present its next exhibition – ‘Visual Feasts’ by local artist and visual arts teacher Josephine Gibbs. Visual Feasts will be Ms Gibbs’ first solo exhibition in the Riverina, which she now calls home.

    Read more
  • Lake Wyangan Moves Back To Amber Alert
    Lake Wyangan Moves Back To Amber Alert
    Friday, 05 Apr 2024

    Griffith City Council wishes to advise that Lake Wyangan (North) is now on Amber Alert.

    Read more
  • New Lighting For Car Parks And Footpaths As Part Of Her Way
    New Lighting For Car Parks And Footpaths As Part Of Her Way
    Thursday, 04 Apr 2024

    New lighting will be installed at car parks in the CBD and along footpaths in Griffith to help enhance feelings of safety and inclusivity as part of Council’s ongoing Her Way 2680 project.

    Read more
  • Sounds Of Autumn A Night Of Fun For The Whole Family
    Sounds Of Autumn A Night Of Fun For The Whole Family
    Thursday, 04 Apr 2024

    Residents from across Griffith and the surrounding area are invited to come together on Friday, 19 April at the Burley Griffin Community Gardens to kick off the new season with ‘Sounds of Autumn’, presented by Griffith’s Youth Advisory Group.

    Read more
  • Yambil Street Stage 4 Construction Works Set To Commence
    Yambil Street Stage 4 Construction Works Set To Commence
    Wednesday, 03 Apr 2024

    Construction works for Yambil Street Stage 4 will commence in mid-April 2024.

    Read more

March 2024

  • Talent And Imagination Collide With Flying Fruit Fly Circus Extravaganza
    Talent And Imagination Collide With Flying Fruit Fly Circus Extravaganza
    Thursday, 28 Mar 2024

    The Flying Fruit Fly Circus are thrilled to perform their latest awe-inspiring extravaganza Tempo at Griffith Regional Theatre on Tuesday 9 April 2024.

    Read more
  • Enjoy The Iconic Sounds Of The Beach Boys At Griffith Regional Theatre!
    Enjoy The Iconic Sounds Of The Beach Boys At Griffith Regional Theatre!
    Wednesday, 27 Mar 2024

    Griffith brace yourselves for a wave of nostalgia as The Beach Boys Experience rolls into town, ready to deliver an unforgettable celebration of the iconic sounds that defined an era.

    Read more
  • A Morning Of Nostalgic Music Of Wartime Classics At The Theatre
    A Morning Of Nostalgic Music Of Wartime Classics At The Theatre
    Wednesday, 27 Mar 2024

    Spirit of Anzac is a show of remembrance and heartfelt tributes that will be performed at the Griffith Regional Theatre on Thursday 11 April 2024, as part of their Morning Melodies series.

    Read more
Griffith City Council Websites