Bankstown’s Australia Day event has once again lived up to its reputation, attracting more than 20,000 people to Garrison Point for a great day of national and community pride, entertainment, food and fun as part of Bankstown City Council's annual celebration.
Mayor of Bankstown Clr Khal Asfour said this year’s event was a great success, with the whole community once again coming together to celebrate the many great things about our nation.
“Australia Day in Bankstown is always a special one, with this year’s event a great reminder of how fortunate we are to live in such an inclusive and opportunistic country,” said the Mayor of Bankstown Clr Khal Asfour.
“Australia Day in Bankstown is about our local families, with a combination of displays, entertainment and children’s activities making it a perfect day of celebration for everyone.
“I would like to thank our local community, as well as our sponsors for their continuous support and contribution to making Bankstown’s Australia Day festivities the best in the state,” Mayor Asfour said.
The day started off with the Mayor welcoming in 12 of Bankstown's newest Australian citizens and announcing the five recipients of Bankstown’s Australia Day Awards.
The afternoon was all about entertainment and fun, with the mix of live performances, amusement rides, Australiana displays, food stalls and kids' activities ensuring a great day was had by all who attended.
The free five-hour concert featured performances by internal and local artists including The Australian Blues Bros, Sabrina Mitwali, The Jitterbugs, Wes Carr and students from Bankstown’s Talent Advancement Program.
Timomatic wowed the audiences with his voice and sensational dance moves, with the Black Sorrows taking centre stage as the final and headline act of the free community concert.
No Australia Day event would be complete without a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm which concluded another year of Bankstown’s Australia Day celebrations.
Bankstown’s 2012 Australia Day celebrations were proudly bought to you by Bankstown City Council and sponsored by Bankstown-Canterbury Torch, Bankstown Sports, Revesby Workers Club, the Bankstown RSL and Bankstown Trotting Recreational Club.
For further information contact Bankstown City Council on 02 9707 9999, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au