Community Impact Awards

Every day, the staff at City West Housing (CWH) hear uplifting stories, especially during this pandemic, of residents looking out for each other and doing projects that bring the community together. 

The Community Impact Awards is an initiative to celebrate CWH residents who are making a significant impact on the people around them. It’s part of our ongoing efforts to ensure all of our residents feel safe and welcomed in their CWH community. It helps us to uncover and shine a spotlight on stories about residents who are making a positive impact in their building and the broader community. And by sharing these great stories, we also think it’s a great way to build community. 

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Community Spirit Award

Joint winners, Courtney and Cheryl White.

“Always looking out for their neighbours and generously giving their time and compassion to others in the building.”

Special Commendation prize – Pedro Julio Escobar Florez

“Cooking food for neighbours and delivering it to our doors with a friendly smile.”

Outstanding Young Person Award

Kyle McIntyre

Kyle works with the Children’s Starlight at Randwick Hospital, has completed a business degree with TAFE NSW and was a Finalist for Indigenous trainee apprentice of the year.

Creative Minds Award

Maddison Gibbs

“Maddie has made such a positive difference to our building with their colourful Mural project. It reminds us residents of the importance of connection to country, and that this always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.”

Unsung Hero Award

Nikki Cloutt

“Nikki has over the past year helped out with an ill neighbour, who had sudden visual impairment which rendered him almost completely blind. She helped arrange medical appointments, made sure CWH was aware of his situation with updates and helped him receive the urgent medical help he needed.”

Thi Nguyen

“Thi is one of the kindest, compassionate people I’ve ever met. Thi looked after me so kindly and selflessly. She made me lunches and dinner, drove me to doctor’s appointments, picked up medication at the pharmacy and bought me groceries.”

Leadership Award

Mike Butler

“As a local Aboriginal man, Mike has community spirit. He will advocate for those that seek his assistance. He is very compassion and has empathy.”

The winner of each award category receives a $1000 Westfield gift voucher that can be used at any store in Australia. 

Nominations closed on 30 October 2021.

The winners were announced at the online Annual  Resident Forum on Saturday 13 November from 10am.

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