Outdoor lifestyle attracts UK family to Perth

Karl, Bianca Millie and Imogen Wailes will become Australian citizens on Australia Day, with third daughter Poppy cheering on.
Karl, Bianca Millie and Imogen Wailes will become Australian citizens on Australia Day, with third daughter Poppy cheering on.

WITH a one and two-year-old in tow, Bianca and Karl Wailes took a leap eight years ago and moved their lives from the UK to Australia.

“We wanted to move here for the outdoor lifestyle,” Mrs Wailes said.

“With the better weather, it’s a great place for the children to grow up.”

Arriving in January 2012, they chose to settle in Perth because they preferred the west coast climate to over east and there were good job opportunities.

“We chose Currambine as it’s a nice family suburb and we loved the sound of the Beaumaris school so we wanted to live near there,” Mrs Wailes said.

“We love the great parks with all of their facilities as well as the amazing clean beaches.

“It’s a safe place for our family to grow.”

Mrs Wailes said the family was now “honoured to become citizens of this country that we love”.

“And becoming citizens on Australia Day makes it even more special.”

Bianca, Karl, Millie and Imogen will take the pledge at the City of Joondalup’s Australia Day citizenship ceremony this Sunday, with third daughter Poppy, who was born in Australia and already a citizen, cheering on.

They will then head to their local park and beach to celebrate with family visiting from the UK and many of their friends.

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