City of Bayswater honours residents on Australia Day


Bayswater Australia Day Award recipients Oscar Kaspi-Crutchett, Rachael Roberts, Warren Haley, Frank Giannini and Roger Tomlins.
Bayswater Australia Day Award recipients Oscar Kaspi-Crutchett, Rachael Roberts, Warren Haley, Frank Giannini and Roger Tomlins.

THE City of Bayswater North of Perth Music Festival committee member Frank Giannini took out the 2018 Citizen of the Year award at the City’s Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Mr Giannini was awarded for his commitment to the music and drama festival held in September and October for the past 20 years.

Mayor Dan Bull said the importance of music in everyday lives could not be “undervalued”.

“The creative arts are such an important part of the City and we thank Frank for his commitment to the festival, which has been running since 1956,” he said.

Maylands Residents and Ratepayers Association vice-president and Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association secretary Roger Tomlins won the Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

Mr Tomlins was a volunteer member of the MHPA that saved the heritage-listed Peninsula Hotel in Maylands from demolition in the 1990s.

He is also involved in the annual Anzac service in Maylands and volunteers with at-risk people through his church.

Meanwhile, Environment House won the Active Citizenship of the Year Award.

Three friends Brenda Conochie, Rob Gulley and Rachael Roberts founded the centre in 2000 to support the community’s efforts to live sustainably for future generations.

The Youth Citizenship of the Year Award went to Oscar Kaspi-Crutchett, who is the founder and director of Students for Marriage Equality.

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