REVEALED: Warwick's Australia Day award winners
EIGHT incredible Warwick residents and groups are set to be honoured in an Australia Day award ceremony tomorrow and their names have been revealed.
Southern Downs Regional Council was thrilled to announce Leonard Monaghan, otherwise known as the Warwick Rubbish Rambler, as the recipient of Warwick's Australia Day Citizen Award.
Mr Monaghan is well known among locals for pushing his modified trolly around Warwick, rain, hail or shine, often as far as the Eight Mile or Leslie Dam.
Affectionaly dubbed the "The Rubbish Rambler" by locals, Mr Monaghan has collected more than 45 tonnes of rubbish since he began in 2008, making a significant, positive environmental impact on Warwick and its surrounds.
Mr Monaghan suffers ill health but still works tirelessly, giving of his own time six days a week to ensure the cleanliness and beautification of Warwick for locals, tourists and visitors.
The recipient of the Southern Downs Citizen of the Year Award will be announced at Australia Day celebrations on Friday, 26 January.
Australia Day Award Winners:
- Citizen Award: Leonard Monaghan
- Junior Citizen Award: Eve Kelly
- Cultural Award: John Telfer
- Junior Cultural Award: The Dance Centre
- Sport Award: Carly Cooper
- Junior Sport Award: Caitlin Skaines
- Sport Admin Award: Michael Bourke
- Community Event of the Year: Southern Downs Steam Railway