Every community needs someone like Peter Croucher, everybody in the district knows and admires what he does.
Mr Croucher gives his time to almost every aspect of the local community life from sport, culture, education, the elderly, service clubs to fulfilling civic responsibilities.
It is for these reasons that he was awarded Citizen of the Year in the Indigo Shire Council’s Australia Day awards.
His involvement in and commitment to the towns of Kiewa and Tangambalanga add enormously to the quality of life of residents.
Mr Croucher was an Indigo Shire Councillor for eight years, founded and co-edits the Kiewa River Gazette, he is a member of the Kiewa Tangambalanga Lions Club, the Tangambalanga Tennis Club, Kiewa Sandy Creek Football Club, bowling club, the Atauro Island Friendship Committee and past Junior Council co-ordinator.
Mr Croucher is well-known for playing his piano accordion at ceremonies around Indigo Shire.
He has played music for 42 Deb Balls and was the secretary of the Kiewa District Tennis Association for 34 years.
Mr Croucher has lived locally for almost all his life and has been a tireless worker for both his local community and beyond.
Meanwhile, Bill Meagher received a Certificate of Achievement at the Indigo Shire Council Australia Day awards for the Rutherglen and District area.
Mr Meagher received the award for his tireless volunteer work with the Rutherglen Lifesaving and Swimming Club, Rutherglen Neighbourhood Watch, Rutherglen Primary School and High School, Rutherglen Junior Football Club, Glenview at Indigo North Health, Indigo Shire Community Grants Committee and St Stephen’s Anglican Church.