90,000 flock to South Perth foreshore for Australia Day festivities

90,000 flock to South Perth foreshore for Australia Day festivities
90,000 flock to South Perth foreshore for Australia Day festivities

ABOUT 90,000 people showed up to the South Perth foreshore to celebrate Australia Day this year.

South Perth MLA John McGrath and Mayor Sue Doherty presented the annual Community Citizen of the Year Awards at the City of South Perth’s citizenship ceremony.

The awards foster, recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to community life and active citizenship.

Vivienne Steur, Dominic Emichi and Zoe Fitzgerald received community, senior and young Citizen of the Year awards, while the South Perth Returned and Services League received the Active Citizenship Award.

As the highest achieving |Year 12 student residing in |the City, Zachary Xiao received the Ted Maslen University |Exhibition Award, which included a $3000 grant.

Ms Doherty said it was fantastic to see adults and children of all ages enjoying the free celebration zone and taking part in the 100 family-friendly activities on offer.

“Spanning along the South Perth foreshore, the City of South Perth’s event provided everyone with the opportunity to come together and enjoy Australia Day in a safe environment,” she said.

“I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered.

“Our Australia Day events would not be possible without the willingness and dedication of our volunteers.”

Kensington Detectives acting Senior Sergeant Dean Kelland said the City’s event ran smoothly, with only a few minor issues reported.

“It was a very good, well behaved family event,” Sgt Kelland said.

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