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May 18, 2024

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Pictured from left are: Citizen of the Year, Craig Reid; Junior Award winner, Ela Heiniger; Young Citizen of the Year, Courtney Bailey; Volunteer of the Year, Florence Watson; and Senior Sports Person of the Year, Kieren Perrow.Photo Jeff ‘Citizen Kane’ Dawson

The Byron Shire Australia day Awards, and citizenship ceremony was held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on Saturday, Australia Day.

Byron Shire’s Citizen of the Year, Craig Reid has been president of the Brunswick Heads Surf Club for eleven years. During this time he has been involved in countless search and rescue operations, inspired hundreds of nippers and has grown the club’s membership through his enthusiasm and easygoing style.

Courtney Bailey was awarded the shire’s Young Citizen title for her work as president of the Mullum High Environment group.


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