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City of Glenorchy welcomes 34 new citizens


Glenorchy Commissioner Sue Smith with a new Australian family originally from Indonesia


The City of Glenorchy formally welcomed 34 new citizens at the Glenorchy City Council Citizenship Ceremony held last month.


Glenorchy Commissioner Sue Smith said she was delighted to welcome the new citizens who originally came from a diverse range of countries including Congo, Ethiopia, Chile, New Zealand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Britain and Nepal.


“As highlighted in Council’s Community Plan, the City of Glenorchy continues to welcome new arrivals from all countries and work with them to build on the multicultural traditions in our community,” Commissioner Smith said.


“It’s exciting that so many people have committed to calling Australia, and in particular the City of Glenorchy, home and gives us all the opportunity to learn from one another and share our stories and customs.”


Commissioner Smith said that the City of Glenorchy was known for its diverse population, with 1,446 migrants arriving in the City between April 2010 and March 2015.
“We are very proud of our history of welcoming new arrivals and our reputation as a multicultural hub,” she said.


“Council continues to celebrate this diversity through events such as the Moonah Taste of the World Festival and the Hear our Voices women’s gathering as well as our Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee.


“We are also looking forward to the implementation of the Multicultural Community Spaces Plan which aims to increase access to community spaces and facilities for multicultural groups for community, cultural and religious activities.”