United in celebration
AUSTRALIA Day celebrations are a three-way effort from Mosman Park, Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove councils, with the 16th annual citizenship ceremony, awards and breakfast next Monday.
“We even have showbags for the children, which is something no other councils do,” Mosman Park community development officer Haylie Clark said.
Ms Clark, Cottesloe community development officer Sherilee Macready and Peppermint Grove community development officer Vanessa O’Brien have spent the past seven months co-ordinating the event, hosted this year by Mosman Park council as part of a rotation agreement between the neighbouring local governments.
“The Mosman Park Rotarians will be there with their new barbecue trailer they got with their own money and a $3000 grant from this council,” Ms Clark said.
The ceremony starts at Memorial Park on Bay View Terrace at 7.30am, during which Australian music favourites will be sung by the Mighty Camelot Choir.
Argentine, Brazilian, Danish, Thai, Nepalese, Malay and US-born residents will be among 49 people obtaining Australian citizen- ship from 8.30am.
The ceremony is part of the 67th annual presentations, which occur nationwide.
Each of the three councils will present its annual Australia Day Awards to outstanding members of their communities at 9am, followed by a free community barbecue breakfast.
Mosman Park community development officer Haylie Clark (front) has organised Australia Day celebrations with Vanessa O'Brien (left), from Peppermint Grove Council, and Cottesloe Council's Sherilee Macready.