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Wollongong City Council

2022 Australia Day Awards

Congratulations to all of our nominees for the City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards.

Our 2022 Award recipients are:

  • Citizen of the Year: Emma McKeon
  • Senior Citizen of the Year: Dorothy 'Dot' Hennessy
  • Young Citizen of the Year (two recipients): Faith Clark and Alana Todorovski
  • Innovation Achievement Award (two recipients): Prof Lisa Kervin and Prof Kathleen Clapham
  • Sports Achievement Award: Alexander 'The Great' Volkanovski
  • Arts and Cultural Achievement Award (Arts): Matthew Verhelst
  • Arts and Cultural Achievement Award (Cultural): Aunty Lorraine Brown and Aunty Narelle Thomas
  • Community Group of the Year: VOX FM Community Radio
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award: Green Connect
  • Wollongong to the World Award: Dr Benjamin Clasie
  • Lord Mayor's Award (two recipients): Illawarra Academy of Sport and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Special mentions and certificates were also awarded to:

  • Margo Mains, Chief Executive of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Wollongong Hospital COVID Intensive Care Team
  • Wollongong Hospital COVID Ward
  • Illawarra Ambulance personnel.

For more details about our Award recipients, see the Australia Day Awards media release.

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Emma McKeon, 2022 Citizen of the Year

Dorothy 'Dot' Hennessy, 2022 Senior Citizen of the Year

Faith Clark, 2022 Young Citizen of the Year (co-winner)

Alana Todorovski, 2022 Young Citizen of the Year (co-winner)

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