The Local Legends Awards, now in their third year, are a great way to recognise those who make an outstanding contribution to our local area.

As your Federal MP, I am frequently amazed by the selfless acts which help make ours a community which looks out for each other and looks after each other. 

These awards are all about acknowledging and celebrating the people who enhance our quality of life by dedicating their skills, enthusiasm and energy in a diverse range of causes right around our electorate.

The nominee's contribution to our area could be as diverse as, but not limited to:

- volunteering in our community over a substantial period of time;

- involvement in youth activities;

- preservation and protection of the environment;

- innovation and expertise in business;

- service to the arts, sport, culture or education; or

- those working with the aged or people with a disability.

Nominations for 2017 have now closed, and recipients will be announced in January.