The removal of old trees in the grounds of the Bingara Museum and extremely hot weather conditions on January 26 over the past few years was the linchpin of a change of venue for Bingara’s Australia Day celebrations in January. The trees were removed because they had become unsafe.
The celebrations will be held at the Roxy Theatre. Organisations heavily involved in Australia Day celebrations, The Bingara Historical Society and the Bingara Lions Club are happy with the change of venue.
Lions will still be catering for the community breakfast and the Historical Society will still supply tea and coffee and cold drinks in the Roxy courtyard with the ceremony and award presentations to happen in the Theatre.
Nominations for the 2018 Local Citizen of the Year Awards, to be presented at the ceremony, are now open. Categories include Citizen of the Year, for people aged 26 years and over; Young Citizen of the Year (16 years to 25 years); and Community Event of the year.
Nomination forms and guidelines are available from Gwydir Shire Council’s Bingara office or the Bingara Visitor Information Centre. Nominations with appropriate supportive material will be accepted from organisations and individuals until 4pm on Friday, January 18. Nominations can be sent to Council.