Published On 30 January 2020 at 10:45 AM

How fantastic were our Australia Day celebrations across Sutherland, Menai District and Cronulla! I hope you all had as much of a great time as I did, enjoying all of the events and entertainment on offer. It really was a day to remember. We can’t go without thanking all of our fantastic event partners, for helping to make our 2020 celebrations the best yet. Thank you to Ace Gutters, Blooms the Chemist, Cronulla RSL, ANSTO, Club Central Menai, The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Our extremely generous community dug deep, raising money for our charity partner Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation. Kurranulla do amazing work in our community and like so many of us were shocked to see the devastation caused by recent bushfires across the country so have committing all funds raised to purchasing much needed equipment for our amazing local volunteer firefighters. How amazing is that! It was great to see over 35,000 people attend our events over two days and welcome 164 new citizens to Sutherland Shire. I want to thank our amazing performers and everyone behind the scenes who work so hard to bring these amazing events to our community each year.

Carmelo Pesce - Sutherland Shire Mayor

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