The City of Wanneroo hosted the largest citizenship ceremony in the country on Australia Day, with 800 residents from 49 different countries receiving their Australian citizenship.
The event was officiated by Mayor Tracey Roberts and distinguished guests included WA Premier
Colin Barnett and Opposition Leader Mark McGowan. “As Mayor, I am extremely proud that so many people from across the globe choose to live in the City
of Wanneroo,” Mayor Roberts said. “It is easy to see why we are the largest growing local government area, with 7,000 new residents each year.” This year’s event featured special guest speaker Jenny Davis, recently announced as the 2016 Juniper Champion at the WA Seniors Awards in recognition of her ongoing work with Agelink Theatre, which she established in 1993. The organisation provides intergenerational and interactive theatre productions based on the oral histories and recollections of seniors. The Wanneroo Scout Group treated guests to a delicious breakfast barbeque. Winners of the Australia Day Awards were also announced, recognising City of Wanneroo residents who have made outstanding contributions to their local community.
Charles Searson Australia Day Youth Award - Alicia Tavani
A person under the age of 25 who has made an outstanding contribution to the local community.
Australia Day Individual Award - Carmela Sinagra
A person over the age of 25 who has made an outstanding contribution to the local community.
City of Wanneroo Australia Day Community Group Award -
The Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels Inc. An outstanding local community group or event.
Celebrations underway at the Wanneroo Showgrounds as 800 residents became Australian citizens at the largest ceremony in the nation on Australia Day.