Bass Coast Welcomes New Citizens
Seven Bass Coast residents were officially declared Australian citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre on Tuesday, 25 March.
They come from Indonesia, South Africa, New Zealand, United Kingdom and India.
The formal proceedings were conducted by Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Neil Rankine and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Buckley PSM as MC.
Cr Rankine congratulated the new citizens on choosing Australia as their new home, and more specifically, Bass Coast.
Although the numbers of new citizens in Bass Coast Shire are growing only slightly, the diversity of countries of origin is increasing.