Three local finalists have been named in the 2012 NSW Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
Byron Youth Centre is up against two competitors in the Crown Lands Crown Reserve Trust Corporate Managers Award, while East Ballina Lions Club is one of three in contention for the NSW Department of Primary Industries Community of the Year Award (population over 15,000).
Chill at Evans Café, Evans Head, has received a nomination for the Salvation Army Employment Plus Business and Employment Award.
The awards recognise the achievements of many community organisations and businesses contributing to the social, economic or environmental prosperity of their region within regional and rural NSW and the ACT. Winners will be presented at the Orange Ex-Services Club on Saturday October 27.