Bass Coast Welcomes New Citizens
Six Bass Coast residents were officially declared Australian citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre on Tuesday, 27 May.
They come from Bangladesh, England, Russia and China.
The formal proceedings were conducted by Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Neil Rankine and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Steve Piansente 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.
The next Citizenship Ceremony will be held on 22 July 2014.