Dubbo Day Awards celebrate community service and dedication

Twenty community members were honoured today for making a significant contribution to the community.

The 2017 Tony McGrane Award was presented by Dubbo Regional Council Deputy Mayor, Anne Jones, to Nicole Johnstone, who along with enjoying a successful career as a podiatrist where she also provided a free service to the needy, Nicole has spent eight years volunteering at the Dubbo

District CanAssist branch, where she helped raise much needed funds to support cancer patients throughout the region.

“Nicole has also given her time to so many different organisations such as Dundullimal National Trust, Dubbo Eisteddfod, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Meals on Wheels, Legacy, at the local Catholic Church and teaching scripture at Dubbo Public School,” Councillor Jones said.

The Dubbo Day Awards are presented annually to mark the anniversary of Dubbo's gazettal as a village on 23 November 1849.

Past recipients have come from a wide variety of community sectors who, without expectation of reward or praise, are committed to helping others and organisations which are focussed on improving the quality of living for individuals and the community as a whole.

The 2018 Dubbo Day Awards were presented to:

  • Jason Dearmer
  • Matt Hansen
  • Tom Gray
  • Margaret Kelly
  • Fiona Prentice
  • Rod Crowfoot
  • Helen Kinsey
  • Rodney Nott
  • Frances Ellis
  • Lee Judd
  • Fran Doughty
  • Peter Judd
  • John Allen
  • Robin Payne
  • Garry and Yvonne Gowans
  • Marie Tucker
  • Larry and Helen Yeo


Media Contact:

Council’s Communications and Stakeholder Engagement branch 6801 4000

Last Edited: 24 Nov 2017

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