‘In choosing the recipients of the Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the community. Recipients will have been judged to have shown,
Significant contribution to the local community.
Demonstrated leadership on a community issue resulting in the enhancement of community life.
A significant initiative which has brought about positive change and added value to community life.
Inspiring qualities as a role model for the community.
Specifically, Marie was recognised for her contribution to the cultural landscape of Bassendean through the establishment of CJ’s ArtHouse and ArtsHouse Community Garden. The project included the renovation of the caretaker’s cottage to create a space for artists, makers and industry professionals to inspire and upskill students and staff, creating a rich, immersive and collaborative learning environment. Marie also worked closely with community members to improve the surrounding gardens of the ArtsHouse and develop the Community Garden committee.
The Town of Bassendean presented the Award during the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony held at the Bassendean Community Hall, 48 Old Perth Road on Friday 26” January, at 10:00am.