The City of Gosnells welcomed 99 residents as new Australian citizens during a special Harmony Week citizenship ceremony last night.
Mayor Terresa Lynes welcomed the City’s newest citizens, who migrated to the City from 29 different countries, including the Philippines, India, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Iraq.
“It is always an honour to be part of this significant moment in our residents’ lives, as they take the oath to become Australian citizens,” she said.
“The City of Gosnells is proud to be one of the most diverse local governments in Western Australia, with more than 40 per cent of residents born overseas and over 35 per cent of residents speaking a language other than English at home.
“Events that celebrate our cultural diversity, like the City’s Fusion Food and Culture Festival and the Harmony Week Colour Run and Cultural Markets, are always well supported by our community. We are very proud that ‘everyone belongs’ in the City of Gosnells.”
This year, Harmony Week runs from Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 March and its theme is ‘Everyone belongs’.
The City’s Harmony Week Colour Run and Cultural Markets is on Saturday 25 March. The Colour Run is booked out, however everyone is invited to explore the vibrant Cultural Markets from 9am to 1.30pm at Centennial Pioneer Park in Gosnells.
Visit the City’s website at gosnells.wa.gov.au for details about the Harmony Week event and Australian Citizenship ceremonies.