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Published Friday 1 November 2019
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Bumper crowd receives citizenship

Mitchell Shire welcomed 45 new Australian Citizens during Council’s Citizenship Ceremony on Monday 28 October at the Broadford Hall, Broadford.

The event saw individuals and entire families from around the world receive their citizenship in a ceremony conducted by Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm.

The citizens’ countries of origin range from Sri Lanka, China and the United Kingdom.

The citizenship ceremony represents the final step in the journey for many new Australians. Mitchell Shire Council conducts four Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year, welcoming more and more residents to Australian Citizenship.

Earlier this year, 39 people became citizens at the annual Australia Day Celebrations at Kings Park, Seymour, in January.

A further 31 people were welcomed in Broadford in August.

Mitchell Shire is one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria and new residents are choosing to live here every day.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“It is so wonderful to be able to conduct the Citizenship Ceremony and welcome new Australians to our community,” he said.

“With so many people at our recent ceremony it really shows that Mitchell Shire is a place people are choosing to live. We offer an urban and rural lifestyle for all so it is fantastic to see so many new residents.

“The event was a wonderful opportunity for people to come together and celebrate. It was brilliant to see how many amazing people we have.”

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