Community Awards need your help to recognise Caloundra’s top achievers

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has today called on the local community to help recognise individuals and groups doing outstanding work by nominating them for the Caloundra Electorate Community Awards.

The annual awards, which are hosted by Mr McArdle and sponsored by Caloundra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Caloundra RSL Services Club and Henzells Agency, aim to recognise Caloundra’s top achievers in nine major categories. Nominations will close on 31 August 2018. 

“I have hosted these awards for six years and I always enjoy reading about people, groups and businesses who are doing important work behind the scenes in the Caloundra Electorate,” Mr McArdle said.  

“They are quiet achievers, therefore it is important the community takes the time to nominate so we can shine a light on the work they are doing.” 

Cathy Stamp, President of the Caloundra RSL Services Club said the club has been involved with the awards from the beginning because it is a great way to promote and recognise the work of volunteers in Caloundra.

“Volunteers are an integral part of the community and without them many services would cease to exist,” Mrs Stamp said. 

“It is also a wonderful incentive and reward for those volunteers who are nominated.”

"As a local business it is important to the Henzells team that we invest in the local community so it is a pleasure to be part of such a well-deserving event for another year,” said Katherine Allen, Operating Manager of Henzells Agency.

“These Awards provide an important forum to acknowledge the contribution that each nominee makes to our way of life.”

Manager of Caloundra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Pip Fawcett has urged the local community to take the time to nominate someone who deserves the recognition.

“We all know that person who goes above and beyond for our community, now is the time to honour their dedication by nominating them for an award,” Ms Fawcett said. 

“Come on Caloundra, there are just two weeks left so get your nomination in today.”

The Awards will recognise selfless talent and high achievement in the following categories: 

•    Young Achiever of the Year
•    Young Sport Achiever of the Year
•    Sport Achiever of the Year
•    Environmental Contributor of the Year
•    Community Volunteer of the Year
•    Community Group of the Year
•    Community Event of the Year
•    Business Achiever of the Year
•    Caloundra Hall of Fame Identity

Nominations close Friday, 31 August

Nomination forms can be collected from Mark McArdle’s Electorate Office at 1/20 Ormuz Ave, or alternatively can be completed online at 

The Awards will be presented on Friday, 14th September at the CCSA Hall, 1 Nutley St, Caloundra.