Mayor officially welcomes Australia’s newest citizens
November 29, 2011
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green issued a special welcome to four new Australian residents while conducting a Citizenship Ceremony at Council’s Administration Building this morning.
The residents, all from the United Kingdom, made the pledge of Australian Citizenship in front of friends and family.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said he never tired of congratulating Australia’s newest citizens on their long term commitment.
“Becoming an Australian Citizen is a huge honour and I would like to congratulate each of the participants on making this life altering decision,” said Clr Green.
“Australia has been enriched by the diverse cultures of people who have come here from over 200 countries.
“Multiculturalism is one of the many exciting features of our Country and I would like to be the first to welcome our newest citizens to Australia and in particular the Shoalhaven area.”
“A Citizenship Ceremony presents a very special occasion and I’m extremely proud and humble to be part of this very memorable experience.”
To view an interview with Richard Gordon, one of the ceremony participants visit Council’s Facebook page by following the link at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.