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Australia Day Ambassador 2019

South Burnett Regional Council is delighted to announce Mrs Justine Christerson as our 2019 Australia Day Ambassador.  Justine will be participating in Council's regional Australia Day Awards Ceremony to be held at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall on Friday night, 25th January 2019.

Six (6) years ago, Justine with her husband and three (3) children moved from Biloela to Brisbane.  It was then that Justine realised her vision to create a program that helped to fill a gap, supporting rural patients who are required to travel to Brisbane from throughout Queensland for medical reasons.

Justine had a vision with the understanding that many who travel to Brisbane do not have family and friends close by, which is the core foundation of her program, to provide the support that friends and family would normally provide locally, from home cooked meals, toiletries, someone to have a cuppa with, airport and train pick-ups, to offering advice on the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme and best accommodation options.

Justine is a busy mum of three (3), but in her spare time she is an active committee member of her local BMX club where her son and husband ride and is now commentating for the local club race nights.

South Burnett Regional Council Mayor, Keith Campbell, encourages residents to come along and meet Justine at the South Burnett Awards Ceremony, which starts at 6.30pm on the evening of 25th January.  "It is exciting to have Justine as our Regions Ambassador this year and I urge our residents to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to stop and have a chat with Justine," he said.

The Australia Day Ambassador program is proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).