The Hills welcomes new Australian citizens

CITIZENS: Mayor Yvonne Keane with new citizens Evelyn, Thea, Imogen and Peter Church, who moved from the UK to Australia.

CITIZENS: Mayor Yvonne Keane with new citizens Evelyn, Thea, Imogen and Peter Church, who moved from the UK to Australia.

MORE than 100 residents from The Hills recently became Australian citizens.

A citizenship ceremony was held at The Hills Council building in April to make 116 residents officially become Australians.

The Hills mayor Yvonne Keane congratulated the residents on their significant milestone. 

“For many, becoming an Australian citizen will be one of the most memorable moments of their lives,” Cr Keane said.  

“I congratulate all our new citizens and their families on making their commitment to Australia, I wish them every success as they continue to forge a new life for themselves here in the beautiful Hills.”

The ceremony included residents from more than 25 countries, who have decided to call Australia and The Hills region home.

“We have new citizens from right across the globe, including Colombia, South Korea, Indonesia, Egypt, Poland, Denmark and Malta,” Cr Keane said.

“Our country is enriched by people from all corners of the world.

“There are people from some 60 different countries and territories living in our region, and their languages, customs and backgrounds are part of what makes our shire a great place to live, work and play in.”

More than 250 people who live in The Hills have become Australian citizens in 2017, including 122 people making the citizenship pledge in March.