Australia Day Award winners announced

Thursday, 27 January

Di Lymbury was named Lismore Citizen of the Year for her tireless work helping those who are living with Parkison’s Disease at Lismore City Council’s Australia Day Awards Ceremony.

Presenting the award, Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg described Di as self-driven, creative and committed, and is a person who has humbly served the community without fanfare or applause.

“I congratulate Di on winning this award and thank her for her commitment and passion to improving the lives of those in our community who have Parkinson’s Disease,” he said.

“I would also like to congratulate and thank all the winners and nominees in the various categories who have all freely given their time and energy to making Lismore an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

Other winners announced during the Australia Day celebrations at Lismore City Hall were:
 
  • Services to Community – Individual
Dr Eslam Ibrahim: As an engineer in biological data-science and a bioinformatician, Dr Eslam worked as one of the chief advisors of COVID-19 action group at the Southern Cross University to help educate the community about the then emerging virus. He also assisted in recovery following the bushfires and 2017 flood.
 
  •  Services to Community – Group
U3A Northern Rivers Lismore (Inc): This group provides physical mental and social activities to retirees. It has provided over 35 classes and social activities each term for the past 28 years.
 
  • Sports Team
Marist Brothers Rugby League - Ladies League Team “The Ramettes”: The Ramettes are an outstanding local Lismore team who have excelled on and off the sporting field, paving the way and future for women in sport. Since 2017, they have dominated the Northern Rivers Rugby League competition. For five consecutive years (2017-2021) they have won five Minor Premierships and won two Major Premierships.
 
  • Sportsperson (Junior)
Malachi Canning: Malachi continues to strive & achieve success in Athletics despite having an intellectual disability and competes as a Para Athlete. Malachi is an Indigenous boy who has been in foster care from the age of three. In the last two years he has won numerous championships, including setting two Australian records at the NSW All Schools Championship. Malachi also has six Premier Awards and three Para Athlete of the Meet Awards.
 

News Updates