Lockyer welcomes 14 new citizens

Held at the Gatton Shire Hall, 14 conferees took the pledge in a nod to our region’s diversity and multiculturalism.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council marked Harmony Week on 21 March while also hosting a Citizenship Ceremony.

Held at the Gatton Shire Hall, 14 conferees took the pledge in a nod to our region’s diversity and multiculturalism.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council CEO Ian Church said council was pleased to welcome so many new citizens to the region.

“These new citizens have chosen to reside in the Lockyer Valley and we welcome our new citizens and wish them the peace and harmony that is renowned with the Australian lifestyle,” Mr Church said.

“Many of the new citizens spoke of their appreciation for their new life in Australia including the fabulous weather and the friendly welcome into the community.”

Harmony Week aims to promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone, and on Thursday last week council staff showed their support by wearing pops of orange.

Council administers Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

The Lockyer Valley’s newest citizens enjoyed morning tea together at the conclusion of the formalities which included Aussie favourites such as lamingtons, vegemite sandwiches and sausage rolls.

For more information on Citizenship Ceremonies, visit Council’s website www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au or contact council on 1300 005 872.