Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 - City of Bayswater
AUSTRALIA Day is more than just a public holiday – it’s a day of celebration, as Aussies old and new celebrate what’s great about the land Down Under and reflect on what it means to be Australian.

About 60 new Australian citizens will be welcomed in the City of Bayswater as they pledge their allegiance to the nation at the Morley Sport & Recreation Centre from 10am, Tuesday, January 26, in a citizenship ceremony celebrating Australia Day.

The 2010 Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards will also be announced by Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon in the under-25, over-25 and community group or event categories.

More than 300 people are expected to attend the City of Bayswater celebrations with a free community breakfast from 8.30am at Pat O’Hara Reserve, behind the Morley Sport & Recreation Centre, organised in conjunction with the Central Eastern Business Association and Morley Rotary Club.

A sausage sizzle will help kick off the day, followed by a flag-raising ceremony and entertainment from a bush band, face painters, balloon twister, baby animal farm and bouncy castle for children.

Mayor Kenyon said Australia Day showed how people from many countries, backgrounds and walks of life live together to form a nation of difference and unity.

“Australia Day is a day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in this wide brown land and it’s also a time for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future,” he said.

“Through our diverse beliefs and experiences we learn from each other and grow and the City of Bayswater is a wonderful example of how this multiculturalism has been embraced to benefit the community as a whole.

“Australians are a great people who are proud of their country and its traditions, believing in a fair go for all, mateship and pulling together in hard times.

“Australia Day celebrates these values and ideas and demonstrates our national pride with events right across the country, whether they are large festivals, citizenship ceremonies, fireworks nights or just the great Aussie barbecue.”


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What: Free community breakfast, swearing-in of new Australian citizens and winners of Active Citizenship Awards.

When: Tuesday, January 26 (community breakfast starts at 8.30am, citizenship ceremony starts 10am).

Where: Pat O’Hara Reserve and Morley Sport & Recreation Centre, Wellington Road, Morley.


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australiadaybbq1-2.jpeg: A free community breakfast at Pat O’Hara Reserve in Morley will kick off Australia Day at 8.30am.

australiadaybbq3.jpeg: Face painters will be on hand to help with the City of Bayswater’s Australia Day celebrations.

australiadaybbq4.jpeg: Bouncy castles will provide entertainment for children at Pat O’Hara Reserve on Australia Day.

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The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9272 0923
W: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au

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