Q150 top icon wanted for Currumbin

17 Dec 2008 11:11 AMJann Stuckey

17 December 2008

The State Government is celebrating 150 years of Queensland’s independence next year and is calling for nominations for icons in each electorate.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey, says Currumbin is blessed with places, people and stories within the electorate for people to choose to nominate.

‘In selecting these icons residents are asked to consider those that help shape and define the State we live in’, said Mrs Stuckey.

‘They symbolise our identity as Queenslanders and particularly as southern Gold Coast residents and signify what really make us proud to live in this beautiful area.

‘There are 10 categories that will eventually make up the list of top 150 icons of Queensland. I have the privilege of submitting a total of 10 nominations from our community across the 10 categories to short list the icons’.

The categories include State-shapers, Influencing artists, Sports legends, Locations, Natural attractions, Structures and engineering feats, Defining moments, Inventions and innovations, Events and festivals and finally ‘Typically Queensland’.

‘These categories identify the outstanding people, places and stories throughout the southern Gold Coast area. This is a perfect opportunity to list and recognise them for their great contributions to our local community.

‘I look forward to receiving the nominations before the closing date of 30th January 2009. I will short list them to 10 nominations and then online voting for the public will commence’.

For more information, please go to the Q150 website: www.q150.qld.gov.au.

Media Contact: Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919