Wingecarribee Shire to welcome new citizens

22 January, 2012Posted in: Community, Events

Ten residents from the United States of America, India, New Zealand, the Philippines and the United Kingdom will make the pledge of Australian Citizenship as part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2012 Australia Day celebrations this Thursday 26 January at Berrima.

Wingecarribee Shire Deputy Mayor, Councillor Larry Whipper said he was looking forward to welcoming the new citizens on our National day.

“Becoming an Australian citizen is without a doubt a very special occasion, but doing so on Australia Day makes it even more memorable,” the Deputy Mayor said.

Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day program kicks off at9.30am at the historic Berrima Court House.

Following the citizenship ceremony, our Australia Day Ambassador – aviation pioneer Alan Terrell – will address the crowd prior to the announcement of this year’s Australia Day Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year recipients.

This will be followed by tea and lamingtons for all.

Celebrations continue with the famous grand parade at 12 noonfeaturing vintage cars, fire engines and steam engine displays.

Entertainment will continue until 4pm and include heaps of rides, amusements and a farmyard nursery for the children.

Food, drinks and fresh food market stalls will also be available.

Entry is free.

For further information contact Council’s Australia Day Co-ordinator on 4868 0719 or visit Council’s website at