Australia Day Awards

Husband and wife duo, Glen and Lyn Venning, of Williamstown were recognised as The Barossa Council Citizen of the Year, during Council's annual Australia Day Breakfast in Tanunda. Recognised for their selfless and largely unacknowledged actions that have enriched the lives of people in the Southern Barossa community, Glen and Lyn have spent much of their time dedicated to the betterment of the Williamstown community.

Nathan Bruhn, was recognised as Young Citizen of the Year for his commitment to growing and sharing music throughout the community. The award-winning singer and songwriter, is committed to uncovering and nurturing musical talents within the local community.

The Lions Club of Angaston & Districts, Sturt Highway Driver Reviver project was awarded Community Project of the Year. This road safety initiative has been operational for over 20 years and is the only community service activity in the Barossa Valley that involves all recognised service clubs, including Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Soroptomists. Operating on all major long weekends and through the year the initiative aims to help save lives by encouraging drivers to take a break.

The Lyndoch Red Cross Branch ‘Celebration Day’ to celebrate the centenary of the Australian Red Cross was awarded Community Event of the Year. The September event was highly supported across the community as organisers brought together people of all ages in the community to celebrate and acknowledge the Red Cross.