7th February, 2024.
The Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Shire Councils Australia Day Awards have once again shone a light on the people in our Community doing great things, and I congratulate the following winners for their well-deserved accolades. For their contributions as educators, and extensive volunteering in retirement, couple Uta and Dennis Purcell have been named the 2024 Citizens of the Year by Wingecarribee Shire Council. They have contributed their time and efforts to Meals on Wheels, The Southern Highlands Concert Band, as Justices of the Peace, and Dennis as an umpire for the NSW Blind Cricket Association. The inspirational Mackenzie Isedale has been named as the 2024 Young Citizen of the Year, recognising her exceptional fundraising and awareness campaigning following her own cancer diagnosis at a young age. The Wollondilly Citizen of the Year winner Rosemary MacAllister, is a deserving recipient for her contribution to the Wollondilly Pony Club, and 35 years of service to Wollondilly Riding for the Disabled. Rosemary has touched the lives of many through her work with riders with diverse disabilities. And congratulations to the Wollondilly Young Citizen of the Year, 2023 Picton High School Captain Rheya Mason. On behalf of Wollondilly, thank you.
Wingecarribee Shire Council Australia Day Award Winners
Wollondilly Shire Council Australia Day Award Winners