2015 WINNER: Ray Johnson.
2015 WINNER: Ray Johnson. Contributed

Still time to nominate for Spirit Awards

NOMINATING a champion from our region as a recipient of an Australia Day Spirit Award should be a pleasure and certainly not a task, according to Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman.

Cr Forman was supported in his remarks by the 2015 Australia Day Green Spirit Award winner, Ray Johnson, of Gin Gin.

Mr Johnson was recognised for his extended association with Gin Gin Landcare and his ongoing involvement in the group's native plant nursery which has supplied thousands of trees for re-vegetation projects.

"I was happy to accept this award on behalf of a whole host of people who give of their time and talents to ensure we continue to provide a service that has such a positive impact on the environment," Mr Johnson said.

Mr Johnson said even if a nomination was unsuccessful, it was the simple act of nominating a person that was a show of respect for what the individual had contributed.

Nominations for the 2016 Bundaberg Regional Council Australia Day Spirit Awards can be made online at http://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au before the closing date of November 13.



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