Our new citizens to join Australia Day celebrations

Mayor Barry Sammels with Mackenzie and Xyanthe Lee. Picture: Louise White d413661
Mayor Barry Sammels with Mackenzie and Xyanthe Lee. Picture: Louise White d413661

The group are set to receive their Australian Citizenship at the City of Rockingham’s Australia Day ceremony.

The City of Kwinana will also welcome 57 new citizens on Australia Day and is expecting to welcome 480 new citizens this year.

Rockingham will host a citizenship ceremony and Premier’s Active Citizenship Awards at its administration building on Sunday morning followed by a day of celebrations at the foreshore.

The informal Australia Day celebrations begin with a free community event from 11am to 3pm at the Rockingham foreshore.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged locals to join in the celebrations, which include live music, rides, gourmet food stalls, a petting zoo, craft activities and face painting.

‘Australia Day is great day to appreciate being an Australian and the many benefits of living in WA, particularly at the beautiful Rockingham foreshore,’ he said.

‘All are welcome to come along to Bell and Churchill parks to celebrate Australia Day, our wonderful country and unique way of life.’

The City of Kwinana will celebrate at an awards ceremony coinciding with free barbecue breakfast Australia Day from 9am.

Nominees for the Kwinana Premier’s Active Citizenship Awards are Ashley McKenzie, Brittany Pereyra, Chase Diggins, Cheryl and Greg Wilson, Craig Whittleton, Dance 4 Africa, Daniel Philip, Jacqueline Bagby, Jake Sheldon, Jesse Temmen, Joshua Diggins, Kieran Newman, Kwinana Community Christmas Appeal, Kwinana Amateur Swimming and Life Saving Club, Kyle Gardiner, Marie Prothero, Olivia Lewis, Peter Butterworth, Sarah Mawer, Sonny Rolfe and Thomas Pratt.