Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, is inviting and encouraging all Shire residents to participate in the various events that are being held to mark Australia Day 2019.
The Shire’s Australia Day Program for 2019 is:
- 10.30am (Thursday 24th) - Quirindi CWA Australia Day Concert at Quirindi RSL Club.
- 10.30am (Saturday 26th) – Quirindi – The Presentation of the Liverpool Plains Shire Australia Day Awards at the Royal Theatre Quirindi. Five local people will be awarded their Australian Citizenship. The Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador Ms Josephine Peter will be special guest. Community members are encouraged to attend.
- From 10.00am (Saturday 26th) - Warrah Creek Australia Day and Annual 20/20 Cricket Match at Warrah Creek Hall and Recreation Centre followed by the lunch, Official Australia Day Ceremony as well as fun and games for young and old.
- 6.30pm – Werris Creek (Saturday 26th) – Australia Day Celebrations with BBQ dinner, fun games and fantastic fireworks to finish the night. Unless inclement weather dictates otherwise, the fireworks won’t commence before 8.30pm.
- ALL DAY (Saturday 26th) – Quirindi and Werris Creek pools will be open FREE OF CHARGE for all patrons. Normal opening times apply. Quirindi pool will have the inflatable obstacle feature at a cost of $5.00 per person for unlimited rides between 1 and 3pm.
“The theme for 2019 is Everyone, every story and it encourages people to mark Australia Day in a way that reflects their own Australian story, whether that be as an Indigenous Australian, as a newly immigrated Australian or as an Australian-born citizen,” Councillor Hope said.
"Im looking forward to hearing the Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador, Ms Josephine Peter, share her Australian story with us at the Awards Ceremony. Josephine was named the 2017 NSW state-wide Local Hero and has been a life-long volunteer. Commencing during WWII, at age 7, she knitted 450 pair of socks for Australian troops, starting her lifetime of dedication to others. She is generously volunteering her time to be with us on January 26,” he said.
The Shire’s celebration has something for all ages, be it the official ceremony at the Royal Theatre, to which I encourage the community to come along and recognise those nominated for their contribution to making the Shire a better place to live, or the events at Warrah and Werris Creek.
Additionally, there is free entry to the pools at Werris Creek and Quirindi and the inflatable obstacle feature will be at Quirindi between 1 and 3pm, costing $5 per person for unlimited use during this time,” he continued. show the rest of Australia how great the LPS community is and how important being Australian is to us all,” Councillor Hope concluded.