Show your national pride by joining any of Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) community award presentations and celebrations planned for Australia Day on Tuesday, January 26.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the national day was a time to reflect on recent challenges, from bushfires and drought to the effects of the ongoing Coronavirus, while also celebrating the best aspects of living in Australia.
“We have a lot to be thankful for when you consider our good fortune to live in Australia, compared with many places around the world,” Mayor Antonio said.
“The herculean efforts of all health services workers, fellow emergency services personnel and all community agencies that pitched in to support our communities during the Coronavirus-enforced lockdown, hot on the heels of the previous year’s fires, reflect the best aspects of the Australian character.
“We should be proud and grateful to every one of these people for their commitment to keeping our community safe here and around the country.”
TRC Australia Day coordinating committee chair and Deputy Mayor Geoff McDonald said Council had COVID-19 health and safety plans in place, thanks in part to National Australia Day Council grants, to ensure residents (or award recipients at the least), could attend their respective celebrations.