Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope is inviting and encouraging members of the Shire community to join in Australia Day celebrations to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.
The Shire’s Australia Day Program for January 26 is:
- 10.30am – Quirindi – The Presentation of the Liverpool Plains Shire Australia Day Awards at the Royal Theatre Quirindi.
- 10.30am – Warrah Creek – 20/20 cricket Match
- 2.00pm – Official Australia Day Ceremony at Warrah Creek as well as fun and games for the children
- 6.30pm – Werris Creek – Australia Day Celebrations with BBQ dinner, fun games and fantastic fireworks to finish the night.
- ALL DAY – Quirindi and Werris Creek pools will be open FREE OF CHARGE for all patrons. Normal opening times apply. Werris Creek pool will have the inflatable obstacle feature at a cost of $5.00 per person for unlimited rides.
“The Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Ambassador is Professor Maria Kavallaris who will attend the awards ceremony, and the Warrah Creek and Werris Creek events. Australia Day Ambassadors volunteer their time and energy to inspire pride and celebrate in our local communities where they they are our guest of honour and participate in activities as diverse as the communities themselves,” Councillor Hope said.
“Australia Day means different things to different people – and that’s a big part of the rich fabric of the day,” he said.
“The Australia Day theme Everyone, every story is all about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have been here for more than 65,000 years, to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home,” he continued.
“Some 13 million people. Approximately half the country’s population participate in specific Australia Day celebrations each year. I encourage you to be one of them,” Councillor Hope concluded.