Finalists announced for 2022 Lake Mac Awards

Published on 28 March 2022

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser and 2021 Lake Macquarie Ambassador Jonathon Power at the 2021 Lake Mac Awards ceremony.jpg

Sixty-seven outstanding finalists have been selected for the 2022 Lake Mac Awards, which recognise and celebrate our city’s sporting greats, accomplished artists, environmental and COVID-19 warriors, volunteers and ambassadors.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said a staggering 92 individuals and groups were nominated for this year’s Lake Mac Awards, which span across 13 categories.

“It warms my heart to see so many inspiring individuals making a difference in our community and beyond,” Cr Fraser said.

“Community members and groups continue to show resilience and prosperity despite the hardships presented by COVID-19, and these awards are about giving people special recognition.”

2021 Lake Macquarie Ambassador Jonathon Power has joined the panel of judges to help determine this year’s winners.

“Taking home the 2021 Lake Macquarie Ambassador award has made me aware of all the fantastic things Council and our community are doing every day,” Mr Power said. 

“This year’s nominations show how different individuals and organisations are giving back to the community and doing their part.”

Winners will be decided by a panel of judges before they’re announced at a formal gala at Belmont 16s on Saturday 30 April.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at

Lake Mac Young Sports Star

  • Colby Robins
  • Erika Enderby
  • Jesse Southwell
  • Joseph Gillard
  • Tom March
  • Victoria Robinson

Lake Mac Sports Star

  • Alexander Wells
  • Jennifer Enderby
  • Jessica Pickering
  • Maxwell Bristow
  • Peri Roberts
  • Rhiannan Iffland

Lake Mac Sports Star with Disability

  • Lisa Greissl
  • Victoria Robinson

Lake Mac Sports Leader

  • Brett Austine
  • Katrina Croquett and Sharon Mackay
  • Matthew Bartley
  • Parrey Skatepark
  • Russell Grundy

Lake Mac Young Citizen

  • Bryce Ham
  • Jai Lonsdale
  • Jasmine Seidel
  • Jessica Dunn
  • Xavier Neil

Lake Mac Senior Citizen

  • Janice McKay
  • Margaret Osborn
  • Tony Styan

Lake Mac Ambassador

  • Dr David Durrheim
  • Grahame Cooper
  • Jared Styan

Lake Mac Volunteer

  • Ann-Maria Martin (Survivor's R Us Inc)
  • Barbara and Kevin Weimer (Bolton Point Tennis Club)
  • David Bower (Community Table)
  • Elizabeth Baker (Coastal Valleys Girl Guides)
  • Jean Thirkettle (Various community groups)
  • June Butler (OzHarvest)
  • Kelly McNeil (Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie)
  • Kevin Stokes (Hunter Region Botanic Gardens)
  • Mark Chalmers (Lake Macquarie State Emergency Service)

Lake Mac Community Group

  • Home-Start National Inc
  • Hope in a Suitcase
  • Southlake Community Services Inc
  • Southlakes Incorporated
  • Survivor's R Us Incorporated
  • Swansea Meals on Wheels Inc

Lake Mac COVID-19 Hero

  • Annie Sinclair
  • Awabakal Ltd Cardiff
  • Christina Mastello
  • Gateway Care
  • Swansea Meals on Wheels Inc
  • Victoria Carr

Lake Mac Environmental Leader

  • Anna Noon (Lake Mac Seed Library)
  • Annie Sinclair (Swansea Community Cottage Inc)
  • Warners Bay Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group
  • George Lopes (PrintStream)
  • Jeff Jansson
  • Marion Lugg (Lake Macquarie Landcare)
  • Pelican Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group

Lake Mac Artist and Creator

  • Brendon Roberts
  • Chloe Gill
  • Connor Wink
  • Goya Torres
  • Luca Romeo

Lake Mac Arts Leader

  • Dennis Blanch
  • Jane Smith
  • Megan Dalmazzo
  • Kwas Studio (Ulanda de Villiers and Caroli de Villiers)