ZEST Awards announces 25 nominees, including community leaders and  organisations
operating within the Parramatta local government area – nominees represent 14 of the 16 categories in the awards.

The nominated individuals, groups and organisations reflect innovative partnerships, project work and  leadership among volunteers, young people and enterprise.

Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard said it was great to see so many nominees from the Parramatta LGA.

“The huge range of organisations nominated for awards shows that the community sector is really delivering a quality service to the community in Western Sydney. It is important that through these awards we are able shine a light on the remarkable work these individuals and organisations do to improve people’s lives.”

Parramatta City Councillor Lorraine Wearne said: “I am honoured to be presenting an award
at the event. This year we are celebrating the year of ‘Our Community, The People We Serve’ so it is appropriate that we are honouring those who dedicate their own time to help improve the lives of others.”

The ZEST Awards is an event led by peak body Western Sydney Community Forum and showcases the achievements of the community sector. This year ZEST Awards
2016’s key partners include TRI Community Exchange Inc., WESTIR Ltd., Western Sydney University, TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute and Transport for NSW.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 ZEST Awards on Wednesday, 24 February at ANZ Stadium.

For more information on the ZEST Awards or to purchase tickets visit: www.zestawards.com.au