Above: The Palinayage family receives their Australian Citzenship.
SHIRE of Mundaring welcomed 30 new Australian citizens and awarded twelve citizenship awards to local individuals and community groups at the weekend.
The annual Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and morning tea was held on Friday 26 January at the Boya Community Centre.
Acting Director Strategic and Community Services, Shannon Foster, said the ceremony was a celebration for the whole community.
"Shire of Mundaring was proud to welcome thirty of its residents as Australian citizens at the weekend," said Ms Foster.
"It was also wonderful to see a number of individuals and volunteer groups in our community recognised as recipients of the Shire's 2018 Citizenship Awards."
Winners were recognised across four categories including Long Service, Inspirational Volunteer, Access Mundaring, and Rising Star.
"Our award and citizenship recipients, and their families and friends, all contribute to making the Shire of Mundaring a great place to live," Ms Foster said.
"Altogether it was a wonderful event that saw both new and existing Australian citizens come together to celebrate unison not only as a nation but as a community too."
Event photos are available via the Shire Facebook page @ShireOfMundaring.
See a complete list of 2018 Citizenship Award winners below. For more information visit the Awards & Recognition page of the Shire website.
2018 Citizenship Award Recipients
Volunteer||Jude Van der Merwe|
Mundaring||(Riding for the Disabled Association WA Hills)|
Shire of Mundaring Citizenship Award recipients (L-R): Helen Armstrong, Jude Van der Merwe, Niamh Hegney, Lily McDonald, Mia Whitaker, Ryan Kertesz, Jessica McEwen and Ashley Raccanello.