Day held celebration, awards and new citizens
A RECORD number people flocked to Sir James Mitchell Park to celebrate Australia Day this year.
Spanning over 10 hectares along the South Perth foreshore, the City of South Perth’s Celebration Zone boasted seven activity areas and welcomed a crowd of about 70,000 people.
New to WA, the Waterwars and Downpour Derby were a hit with young and old alike, offering participants the opportunity to fling biodegradable water bombs and tip buckets of water on one another.
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said it was fantastic to see so many people taking part in the family-friendly activities.
“While this fantastic event entertained over 70,000 people, it would not have been possible without the dedication of the 150 volunteers,” she said.
Before the celebration zone was opened, the Active Citizenship Ceremony Awards were held and resident Cecilia Brooke was announced as South Perth Citizen of the Year.
“The City congratulates all the nominees and award winners,” Mayor Doherty said.
During the ceremony, the City also welcomed 65 new Australian citizens to the South Perth community, coming from more than 27 different countries.