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Citizen of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for Prospect’s 2019 – Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year.

These awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by our residents who demonstrate strong leadership skills and commitment to improve community life in Prospect over and above their normal employment duties.  Outstanding contribution and community service in an area that contributes to the advancement and well being of our community.

Do you know someone who is outstanding and who makes a difference in your community?

The awards recognise people in three categories

  • Citizen of the Year Award - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on January 26 of the year of award.
  • Community Event of the Year Award - This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

Nominations close Friday, 16 November 2018.

For more information call 8342 8059 and submit your nomination form to

The recipient of the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award is Dr Robert Irving
Dr Bob contributes his time and professional expertise as a veterinarian to treat sick animals, mostly dogs, while working within remote Aboriginal communities in the Anangu–Pitjantjatjara-Yankunyjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.  Dr Irving was also awarded a commendation for the State Citizen of the Year in recognition of his work in the APY lands.

The recipient of our 2018 Young Citizen of the Year Awards goes to Claire Marie Saunders
Claire is a resident of Prospect who, at only seventeen years of age, has established and runs inclusive, inexpensive and family-friendly dance classes for children in Prospect. Claire was nominated by the families that she supports as a wonderful young role model.

The 2018 recipient of our 2018 Community Event of the Year Award was the Clifton Street Christmas Party.
Clifton Street Party is held each December for the past 35 years. This event provides residents of this street the opportunity to welcome newcomers, get to know each other and form new friendships while raising money to donate to a charity.

To view past recipients click here.


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