Agashe family embrace Mandurah lifestyle

Agashe family embrace Mandurah lifestyle

THE Agashe family love the fact there is so much to do around Mandurah and cannot wait to become citizens on Australia Day.

Parimal Agashe came to Australia six years ago from Mumbai, India, to set up their new life slightly ahead of wife Ragini and daughter Shriyani, who arrived on Anzac Day.

What they found in Mandurah was “the good life” and the possibility of a great work/life balance.

Mr Agashe previously worked for cruise lines and has been around the world three times, including a visit to Australia, a country he found welcoming.

He works as an executive housekeeper at The Sebel Mandurah hotel and his wife works in Mandurah Forum.

“Every day from work I can see dolphins and as a family we go camping a lot with friends,’’ Mr Agashe said.

Shriyani (10) is a keen swimmer and is looking forward to starting Year 6 at Mandurah Baptist College.

The family will pledge their allegiance to Australia on Australia Day.

“We are totally Aussie now and this is our home,” Mr Agashe said.

The family, which includes two-year-old shih tzu dog Oscar, live at Mandurah Junction.

“There are trees and parks and the kids all play in the street where it is so safe,’’ Mr Agashe said.

The Agashes strongly support Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s push for a new dress code for citizenship ceremonies, which would prevent attendees dressing down in singlets, short and socks.

“You wouldn’t wear shorts, socks and a singlet to a wedding and a citizenship ceremony is just as formal,’’ Mr Agashe said.

“You can always change after the ceremony for the rest of the day, if you need to.”