A statewide search has begun for passionate people who are committed to making regional NSW and the ACT a better place to live and among them is Trangie's Andrew Cazyer.
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Nominated this year for the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards is Mr Cayzer for his willingness to showcase Trangie.
Mr Cayzer is nominated for an Awards Australia Connecting Communities award for his free cotton gin tours which have boosted tourism in the community and further stimulated the local economy.
Awards Australia believes that strong connections with others helps to build vibrant communities where people live, work, meet, learn and interact.
The Awards Australia Connecting Communities Award recognises grass-roots, 'real life' initiatives (led by local community groups or not-for-profits) that demonstrate genuine involvement, long-term value and add to the life of their community.
Mr Cayzer, owner of the Trangie Caravan Park began tours of the local cotton gin to show the public not only how the cotton is grown and processed, but how important cotton is to the Australian economy.
He is a guy of incredible vision, and a dedication to our community that is beyond words.- Narromine Shire Mayor, Craig Davies
The nomination submitted to Awards Australia outlined how important the cotton industry was to the community, which drives employment.
It recognised that the introduction of free daily tours to the local gin had increased visitor numbers staying within the community, and helped stimulate the local economy for businesses and employment.
Narromine Shire Mayor Craig Davies has praised Mr Cayzer for his passion for the small community.
"He is a guy of incredible vision, and a dedication to our community that is beyond words," Cr Davis said.
"His contribution to our community in Trangie is just incredible.
"He's involved in so many different organisations ... but it's probably his enthusiasm and his ability to get things done, which has just been instrumental in so many things in Trangie happening.
"It's a real credit to him and he deserves every accolade that he gets."
The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards began in 2002, with the purpose of acknowledging, and rewarding the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making.
The awards create the opportunity to recognise their hard work and dedication and their contribution to the future of regional NSW.
Semi-finalists' will be announced in early September with a finalist being announced later that month.
An awards presentation dinner will be held to announce winners in the Blue Mountains on November 8.
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