Joondalup to host massive Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony

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Hundreds of people are again expected to attend the City’s Australia Day citizenship ceremony at Joondalup’s Central Park on Sunday 26 January 2020.

More than 330 people born in countries such as China, Egypt, India, Iran, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States will pledge their allegiance to Australia in front of their excited family and friends.

Professor Colleen Hayward will again provide the keynote address as this year’s Australia Day Ambassador in addition to delivering a Welcome to Country.

The City’s 2020 Community Citizen of the Year Awards will be presented in the categories of Citizen of the Year, Youth Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Active Citizenship – Group/Event.

About 40 per cent of the City’s more than 160,000 residents were born overseas and Joondalup Deputy Mayor Russ Fishwick, who is presiding over the ceremony,  said that everything good about the Australian lifestyle could be found in the City of Joondalup.

“Joondalup is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities with an engaged community, stunning natural assets – including 17km of pristine coastline – many healthy lifestyle opportunities and an exciting events calendar that adds further vibrancy to this little slice of heaven,” he said.

“I hope all those being granted citizenship find peace, health, happiness and success as a valued Australian citizen and member of the Joondalup community.”