22 new Aussies embark on ‘exciting’ Coast journey
Noosa welcomed 22 new Australians to the region on Tuesday in three intimate COVID-19 safe citizen ceremonies.
Citizens from UK, Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago, Czech Republic, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Portugal, France, and Netherlands made their pledge in three separate ceremonies on August 4.
Presiding officer, Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart, welcomed the new residents at the Tewantin administration building.
Cr Stewart said it was a privilege to be part of such an important moment for these residents.
“It’s such a pleasure to be part of their pledge to become new Australians,” she said.
“You can really sense the importance of the occasion and how much it means to them, which is quite inspiring.”
Originally from Sweden, Anna Josefine Bergsten was over the moon to now be recognised as an Australian.
“I met my husband while backpacking seven years ago and it’s so exciting and quite emotional to finally become an Australian citizen,” Mrs Bergsten said.