Federal Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, is asking residents in his electorate to nominate unsung local heroes for the 2017 North Sydney Community Awards.

“I am organising the Awards to acknowledge the contribution of those volunteers who really are the glue who hold our community together,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“We all face the pressures of work and many also have family responsibilities.

“Yet so many take time out to think of others.  Thousands of residents are quietly working in our area to help others in need or to support our community.

“One of the most inspiring aspects of being an MP is having the opportunity to work with the many wonderful community groups that have their home on the lower north shore.

“I have experienced this through my own involvement with organisations like Rotary.

“Through these Awards we can say thank you to those who make our community stronger.”

Nominations close Friday, 11 August 2017 and nomination forms can be obtained by contacting my office on 9929 9822 or emailing trent.zimmerman.mp@aph.gov.au

The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, 15 September at 10.30am at Norths in Cammeray.

Nominees may live or work in the North Sydney federal electorate.

Award categories include:

Sport Achievement Award – Recognising outstanding sporting performances and contributions; nominees may be sportspeople or those that work behind the scenes to assist local sporting organisations

North Sydney Community Award (general category) – Nominees should be individuals who make an outstanding contribution to assisting the local community, protecting our local environment and heritage or supporting the development of local businesses.

North Sydney Young Person of the Year – Recognises outstanding service to the community by a young person up to the age of 25.

North Sydney Older Person of the Year – Recognises outstanding service to the community by a person over the age of 65.

Community Group of the Year – Open to any local community group that is helping to make our local area a better place.

You can download a nomination form by clicking here: tz-community-awards