Councillor honoured with OAM

By Sonia Isaacs

DIVISION 5 Councillor Winston Johnston has officially received his Order of Australia Medal (OAM) from the Governor of Queensland, Dr Jeanette Young AC PSM.
Cr Johnston, along with his wife Helen and close family members attended the Australian Honours and Awards Investiture Ceremony at Queensland Government House on May 16. Cr Johnston has been awarded the honour for his long standing service to the community spanning over 50 years. He said he felt incredibly humbled to be recognised with such a significant honour.
“I felt very humbled to be recognised for my work in the community, especially given the calibre of many of the recipients at the awards ceremony who have delivered incredible achievements in areas such as health and research,” he said. Cr Johnston is the only current Sunshine Coast Councillor to be awarded an OAM.