Moreland Awards 2018

The Moreland Awards honour both individuals and groups who have worked towards enriching community life in Moreland.

Awards ceremony

Winners of the 2018 Moreland Awards were announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 2 October 2018.


Mayor’s Police Leadership Award

Winner:Sergeant Lauren Lupi - Lauren joined the Victorian Police in September 2001 and has served the Moreland community since 2007. As a Uniform Sergeant Lauren is expected to take charge of a range of critical incidents. Lauren is highly regarded criminal investigator with a passion for investigating sexual and child abuse crimes. She approaches these very difficult investigations with vigour to identify and hold perpetrators to account, at the same time provide much needed empathy and support for her victims.

Collaborative Partnerships Award

Winner: Inner North Community Foundation - an independent community foundation that focuses on Moreland. The foundation was established in 2007 as an initiative of Into Work Australia, and provides funds for projects that create prosperous, connected and cohesive communities in the Melbourne’s Inner North, Particularly encouraging pathways to employment. To accept the award, we have some members from the organisation.

Contribution to Arts and Culture Award

Winner: Howard Norsetter - Several years ago, Moreland City Band faced a critical moment. Howard recognised that the old brass bandmodel was unviable and that, to survive and thrive in to the future. MorelandCity Band required fundamental reinvention. Now under his leadership the bandhas been transformed into one of the most exciting and dynamic community organisations in Australia.

Contribution to Sport Award

Winner: Coburg Lions FIDA - Coburg Lions FIDA is a community football club giving men and women with an intellectual disability,an opportunity to play footy. The lions has worked very hard over a number of years to be proactive in the Moreland community. Working alongside Coburg VFL,Coburg Superules, West Coburg FC and the Moreland Council to further develop a following and better understanding of what FIDA football is about.

Youth Contribution Award

Winners: Achmel Temple - Achmel migrated to Australia from Sierra Leonne after spending time in a refugee camp in Ghana. After finishing his year 12 his next move was to enrol into Kangan institute to complete a diploma in community services. He applied to do his placement with Merri Health and quickly gained the skills and Knowledge to be offered work in “Tracks, choosing the right Path” program. His amazing transition in only 18 months has been a positive influence over the people from similar background he works with.

Community Event of the Year Award

Winner: The Longest Rally - The longest rally is a fundraising event, the money raised goes to Sands, a charity helping people who have experienced miscarriage, still birth and new born death and raised close to $10,000. The event was organised by Lynton and Cara Joseph of Coburg North who lost their son, Jonty, on the day he was born. More than 500 people attended the October event at the east Coburg Tennis club.

Volunteer of the Year Awards

Winner: Margaret Partridge - Margaret has lived in Hadfield for over 50 years when the roads were muddy way back in 1964. Margaret has voluntarily played the church organ at St Thomas More’s in Hadfield, being a member of Glenroy Rotary and has worked in the Rotary’s Glenroy Op shop while supporting others with disabilities who also work there. Margaret has continued all this despite many tragedies in her personal life which would challenge the best of us, always smiling and being an amazing Volunteer.

Honouring Women In Moreland

Winner : Kajal Kiran - Kajal is a member of the Didi Bahini Samaj Victoria a group of strong active Nepalese women who are committed to lobbying for a better world for women in Nepal and Australia. Kajal contributed hugely to run our “Be the best women Group” aimed to promote health and well-being of Nepalese women living in Moreland. Her passion for Yoga and meditation is evident in her work volunteering for 42 weeks. At the end of the program many women expressed how much they’d gained and the positive impact it made on their lives.