Australia Day in Peppermint Grove to be environmentally friendly

(l-r) Peppermint Grove council’s Vanessa O’Brien and Mosman Park council’s Janine Poerschke would like Australia Day celebrants to bring water bottles and picnic sets. Picture: Jon Bassett.
(l-r) Peppermint Grove council’s Vanessa O’Brien and Mosman Park council’s Janine Poerschke would like Australia Day celebrants to bring water bottles and picnic sets. Picture: Jon Bassett.

PERSONAL water bottles and picnic sets are part of more environmentally friendly Australia Day celebrations for Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe and Mosman Park councils next Saturday.

“We have the H2O water station provided by Earth Carers to reduce our use of plastic,” Peppermint Grove Community development officer Vanessa O’Brien said.

People are encouraged to bring a picnic set and enjoy a free sausage sizzle or egg and bacon roll breakfast after the joint-celebration for the councils of Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe and Mosman Park at Manners Hill Park.

The ceremony will include community awards for each council, a citizenship ceremony and music starting at 8am, before a free breakfast at 9.30am.

Australia Day WA has appointed WA’s Young Australian of the Year Finalist and Suicide Prevention Advocate Ashlee Harrison as this year’s Australia Day ambassador for the Towns of Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park and Cottesloe.

Ms Harrison is the chief executive and founder of mental health charity zero2hero and the director of social media company Social Say.

Planning for the celebration started in June, and the councils are now expecting 61 residents from their suburbs to accept Australian citizenships.