Warm welcome to our newest citizens
NEW Australian citizens were welcomed to the North Burnett in a ceremony on Wednesday morning in Mount Perry.
The two girls pictured were the youngest to receive their citizenship and are twins.
North Burnett Regional Council mayor Rachel Chambers was thrilled to be able to attend the procession and said it was a great thing for our region.
“We welcomed six new citizens from four countries in our region on Wednesday morning,” Cr Chambers said.
“It is always my great honour to welcome new citizens to this beautiful part of the world.
“I have not met a person yet who did not regard citizenship as a huge privilege, these ceremonies are a momentous occasion in their lives.”
Cr Chambers said it was a well-attended event with family and friends gathered.
“We hold these ceremonies every couple of months when we have a handful of people who are ready to become citizens,” Cr Chambers said.
The North Burnett holds these ceremonies along with other regions.
“Every mayor is able to perform these ceremonies so every local government area has them,” Cr Chambers said.
Ceremonies have an average of five to six people becoming citizens.
BIG SMILES: Mayor Rachel Chambers welcomed six new citizens in a service on Wednesday morning.