In a little more than a week, these folk will help transform South Perth foreshore into an entertainment mecca for Australia Day celebrations.
THE City of South Perth has planned a whole day of activities for Australia Day at Sir James Mitchell Park with a $295,000 grant from Lotterywest.
South Metropolitan MLC Kate Doust said the funds would be put towards the Australia Day celebration zone on the South Perth foreshore and to a range of community events this year.
“The South Perth foreshore spans 10 hectares and the event provides the opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy Australia Day in a safe, alcohol and smoke-free environment,” she said.
The flag raising ceremony will start at 8am, followed by a citizenship ceremony and WA Citizen of the Year awards. The celebration zone will be open from 3pm to 7.30pm.
There will be 100 free activities, including the Dinosaur Kids train, airbrush tattoos, The Big Wedgie water slide and live performances.
Mayor Sue Doherty said the George Burnett Leisure Centre and Civic Centre were easily accessible from Kwinana Freeway and had ample parking.
“The City will provide a free shuttle service between George Burnett Leisure Centre in Karawara, the civic centre in South Perth and the event zone,” she said.
“We strongly encourage people to consider using public transport on the day.”
The shuttle buses will run about every 10 minutes from 2pm to 9.30pm, except during the fireworks from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Mayor Sue Doherty with Yindi Roaen, Yara Roaen and performers Hulalulaladies band on the Dinosaur Kids train.
Going down The Big Wedgie at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth.