Bass Coast,

New Citizens Welcomed To Bass Coast


Fourteen Bass Coast residents were officially declared Australian citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre in Wonthaggi on Tuesday, 28 July.

The new citizens hail from India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, United States of America and Philippines. They now live in the Bass Coast towns of Kilcunda, Cowes, South Dudley, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Woodleigh.

The formal proceedings were conducted by Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown and Council’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, David Elder as MC. Special guest speakers at this event were Mr Brian Paynter MLA, local member for Bass and Mr Jeff Nottle, 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year.

Cr Brown congratulated the new citizens on choosing Australia as their new home, and more specifically, Bass Coast.

The next citizenship ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 22 September.