Waverley Local Hero Awards

Waverley Council's biennial Local Hero Awards recognise those in our community who are passionate about making a difference and those dedicated to making Waverley a special place to live.

Congratulations to our 2023 Local Hero Award winners and commendation recipients.

  • Strengthening Community Winner Sebastian Cassie
  • Strengthening Community Commendation Anthia Kollaras
  • Community Volunteer Winner William Harrigan
  • Community Volunteer Commendation Adam Nezval
  • Working Together Winner Research Team at Waverley Historical Society. Research team at the Waverley Historical Society: Jim Degenhardt, Greg Ross, Peter Armstrong, Alice Paul, Gwen Bullivant, Lyn Smith, Audrey McCallum, Brian Ellison
  • Working Together Commendation The P2F Wise. P2F Wise: Kay Brooks, Barbara Schaffer, Kerrie Lee, Alma Douglas, Kit Shepherd, and Louise Murray
  • Community Life Winner Elisabeth Keys
  • Community Life Commendation Ingrid Studholme
  • Second Nature Champion Winner Langlee Lane Community Garden. Langlee Lane Community Garden group includes: Sandra Fox, Anna Torok, Sue Lowe, Vanessa Power, Pawan Harpsla
  • Second Nature Champion Commendation Louise Murray
  • Young Local Hero Winner Dallas Pumpa-Jones
  • Young Local Hero Commendation Wise Youth. Wise Youth: Amelie Medniuk, Janey Martin, Kim Dalhke, Mattia Bray, Molly Owen, Olivia Stein, Rosa Hayward, and Sylvia Waugh
  • Outstanding Community Contribution Winner Waverley Woollahra SES

Awards Categories include:

  • Strengthening Community: Recognises the important and inspirational work of an individual, in the area of community services, wellbeing and community safety.
  • Community Life: Recognises an individual that has made a valuable contribution to the community through the fields of sports, arts, recreation or culture.
  • Community Volunteer: Recognises the time and effort that a community volunteer has given to an organisation or cause.
  • Working Together: Recognises the outstanding work and contribution of a community group.
  • Second Nature Champion: Recognises an individual who has made a significant voluntary contribution to environmental sustainability.
  • Young Local Hero: Recognises the great efforts of a young person aged between 12 and 24 years who has inspired others in the Waverley community.

The Awards are a celebration of community giving. No matter what age, our Local Heroes are all linked by a spirit of generosity, a desire to help others and by doing so they make our community stronger.

More information

Contact: Local Connections Coordinator
Email: connected@waverley.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9083 8916

Previous Local Hero Award winners

Need more information?

Local Connections Coordinator
Email: connected@waverley.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9083 8916