26 January 2021

A number of locals are being recognised by the community on Australia Day as the Southside’s unsung volunteer heroes, for their outstanding work to make our community a better place.

The 2021 Griffith Australia Day Awards recipients have been commended by Member for Griffith, Terri Butler for their extraordinary contributions through their voluntary work with the Southside community.

“These are the unsung heroes of the Southside who work hard for our community every day,” Ms Butler said.

“They ask for no recognition, and they work incredibly hard to make our community a better place.”

The 2021 Griffith Australia Day Awards Recipients are:

Candi Kelly, Barny Barnhill, Julie Barnhill, Andrew Grace, Noel Murray, Carl McAlevey, Rodger Graf and Bernard Goodwin - Community Friends

Luanne Carter - Royals Netball Club

Nicole Carey - Camp Hill P&C Association

Bill Dahl - Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale

Jeff Croll - Brisbane Holland Park Lions Club

Chris Dawson and Tracey Olivieri - Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery

Stephanie Ford - Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee

Angela Christodoulou - Queensland Koala Society

Bailey Newbold - Holland Park Meals on Wheels

The Easts Tigers Committee

Cate Vickers - Bulimba Community Centre

Ali Kadri - Charity Australia, Islamic Society of Holland Park and Islamic Council of Queensland

Linda Francis - Bulimba Hockey Club

Elizabeth Cowie - House Conspiracy and Kurilpa Futures

The Griffith Australia Day Awards recognise volunteers who perform extraordinary or outstanding voluntary work in the Griffith electorate.

The Griffith Australia Day Awards recipients were nominated by locals from our community who have noticed the work of these community trailblazers, and were selected by a committee of community leaders.

“I thank the community committee, Chair, Mr Craig Bowen OAM, and committee members, the Honourable Paul Lucas and Ms Faith Hopkins who worked diligently in helping to select such highly deserving recipients this Australia Day,” Ms Butler said.

The recipients will be honoured with a special ceremony, to be held by Ms Butler in the coming months, to recognise the Southside’s hardworking volunteers.