Gayndah Australia Day Awards 2021. File Photo.
Gayndah Australia Day Awards 2021. File Photo.

PHOTOS: Gayndah celebrates local spirit at Aus Day Awards

Gayndah’s local legends were celebrated for their incredible contributions to the community this morning as the 2021 North Burnett Australia Day Awards were announced across the region.

Residents of the tight-knit town flocked to Gayndah Swimming Pool to watch on as seven of their neighbours received well deserved recognition across a diverse range of fields, including events, sport, and community service.

Here are Gayndah’s 2021 Australia Day Award recipients:

Junior Cultural Award: Lauren Trott

Senior Cultural Award: Rachel Koster

Junior Sports Award: Abbey Wilkinson

Senior Sports Award: Leroy Brown

Community Event of the Year: Gayndah Jockey Club

Volunteer of the Year: Russell Kemp

Young Citizen of the Year: Georgia Laidler

Citizen of the Year: John Zahl

Alongside the local awards, a number of regional awards recognised outstanding achievement and service to the community across the North Burnett. Two of these awards were presented to Gayndah’s own.

The 2021 North Burnett Citizen of the Year: John Zahl

The 2021 North Burnett Citizen of the Year: Georgia Laidler