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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.

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