Awards

Awards

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder presents awards to exceptional people and groups who have contributed to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame award started in 2011.  This award honours recipients for their significant and positive contribution to the region now known as the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and its people. 

The recipients are considered for the award due to the recognition they have brought to Kalgoorlie-Boulder nationally and internationally. 

Each year, the Walk of Fame Committee will consider the recognition of at least one outstanding Kalgoorlie-Boulder individual with a plaque to be placed on the Eastern end of Hannan Street in the Kalgoorlie CBD.

The recipient/s will be unveiled at the Australia Day Awards Ceremony as part of the Australia Day festival held in Centennial Park.

Previous recipients of the Walk of Fame award include:

For more information on the Walk of Fame, please contact the Personal Assistant to the CEO on 9021 9600 or email mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au.

Australia Day Awards

Each year a local citizen and one local community group in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be eligible for the Australia Day Awards. 

The recipients will be selected from people and groups who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years through active involvment. 

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Australia Day Awards provides the following awards each year for presentation at the Australia Day Festival on Australia Day:

  • Australia Day Citizen Award
  • Australia Day Community Group or Event Award

In addition to the main awards, the Mayor, at his discretion, may select a worthy nominee that has made a significant contributon to the community to recieve the "Mayoral Award".

For more information on the Austalia Day Awards, please contact the Personal Assistant on 9021 9600 or email mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au.

Honourary Freeman of the City
The Honourary Freeman of the City recognises outstanding contributions made by an individual both to the community and to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder through services to Local Government.

Honourary Freeman of the City recipients:

1993 – Charles “Digger” Pearson Daws OAM JP
Presented by Mayor Ron Yuryevich AM RFD.
Also a Freeman of the Shire of Boulder, in recognition to his commitment and service to the community and local government. Mr Daws joined the Kalgoorlie Roads Board in 1953 and was on the board when it was designated the Shire of Kalgoorlie in 1961. He was Vice President of the Shire of Kalgoorlie until 1965, then Shire President until 1969. In 1979 he joined the Shire of Boulder and became Shire President until 1988.

2007 – Lorna Mitchell MBE OAM JP
Presented by Mayor Ron Yuryevich AM RFD.
In recognition of her outstanding and meritorious service to the community and local government. The first woman elected to the then Town of Kalgoorlie Council, Mrs Mitchell served on the Council for twenty years, retiring in 1989.

2012 – Esther Roadnight, OAM
Presented by Deputy Mayor Allan Pendal.
In recognition of her outstanding and meritorious service to the community. Mrs Roadnight has been a dedicated and tireless worker for the residents and community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for more than 20 years. In her capacity as both an elected member of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and as a private citizen, Mrs Roadnight has undeniably made an outstanding contribution to the people and community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Key to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
The Key to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an honour that recognises civic contributions or an outstanding achievement a person from Kalgoorlie-Boulder has made on a national or international level.

Key to the City Recipients:

1994 – Dean Kemp
Presented by Mayor Ron Yuryevich AM RFD.
Dean Kemp, former West Coast Eagles player, won the Norm Smith Medal for being Best on Ground in the 1994 AFL Grand Final against Geelong

2018 – Dominic Sheed
Presented by Mayor John Bowler.
Dom Sheed, West Coast Eagles player, kicked the winning goal for the West Coast Eagles in the 2018 AFL Grand Final against Collingwood.
Commendation of the City
The Commendation of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Award is an opportunity for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to acknowledge the achievements a person from Kalgoorlie-Boulder has made on a national or international level.

Commendation of the City Recipients:

2018 – Jaymie Graham
Presented by Mayor John Bowler.
Jaymie Graham, former West Coast Eagles player and West Coast Eagles Assistant Coach during the team’s 2018 premiership year. Graham played 37 games for the Eagles after starting his football career in Kalgoorlie for Mines Rovers Football Club.