Melville residents encouraged to kick start their Australia Day in Bull Creek


Mayor Russell Aubrey with 2016 Australia Day award winners Sydney Rowe, Kayla Ferraz and Barry Mendelawitz.
Mayor Russell Aubrey with 2016 Australia Day award winners Sydney Rowe, Kayla Ferraz and Barry Mendelawitz.

MELVILLE residents are being invited to start their Australia Day with the annual Australia Day awards and citizenship ceremony and a community breakfast.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the event, held at John Creaney Reserve in Bull Creek, attracted nearly 700 people last year.

“I would love to see an even bigger turnout to the Australia Day breakfast, award and citizenship ceremony this year – bring a picnic rug or fold-up chairs, a gold-coin donation and enjoy a barbecue breakfast,” he said.

“On this day, we will welcome our newest Australian citizens, acknowledge our outstanding citizens and residents and come together as one community celebrating life in Australia.

“The awards ceremony, including the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year awards, recognise those in our community who set a wonderful example and display the true Australian spirit.”

The celebrations will be held on January 26 from 8.30am at John Creaney Reserve, on the corner of Parry Avenue and Benningfield Road in Bull Creek.

There will also be a Lions Club Bull Creek breakfast available for a gold-coin donation.

For information, go to www.melvillecity.com.au/volunteering or call 9364 0669.