Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk encourages people to put forward the names of those dedicated to making their communities greater.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk encourages people to put forward the names of those dedicated to making their communities greater. Matt Taylor GLA301118PREM

Recognising the great Queenslanders among us

QUEENSLANDERS are being asked to put forward the names of those who have worked hard to strengthen their community.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is calling on Queenslanders to nominate outstanding people or organisations who have helped shape and strengthen the state.

The Premier said the 2019 Queensland Greats Awards recognised the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions.

"It is important we continue to recognise the valuable contributions of the individuals and institutions helping make Queensland a great state,” she said.

The program has run since 2001 and 90 individuals, 14 institutions and four posthumous recipients have been honoured as Queensland Greats.

2018 Queensland Great Henrietta Marrie AM said the awards turned the spotlight on the tireless efforts of everyday Queenslanders dedicated to making a difference.

"There are thousands of remarkable Queenslanders whose efforts to improve their communities deserve to be recognised and celebrated,” she said.

"It could be a friend, a family member, colleague or even a community organisation, if oyu think they are helping to nurture the progress and development of our great State, I encourage you to nominate them.”

As a lasting tribute, each Queensland Great is honoured with a commemorative plaque displayed at the Roma St Parkland in Brisbane.

The 2019 Queensland Greats will be announced at a ceremony in Brisbane in June 2019.

Nominations can be registered at www.qld.gov.au/qldgreats or phone 07 3003 9200.

Nominations close on Friday February 22 at 5pm.

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