Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson


    Wongan Hills community prepares to celebrate Australia Day

    18/01/2001 10:00 AM

    A hearty bush breakfast at a new gazebo in the Community Federation Park will be the focus of Wongan Hill’s Australia Day celebrations.

    Works; Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Rob Johnson said the Wongan Hills Community Park Project had been partly funded by a grant from the WA 2001 Community Centenary Project.

    Over 200 communities throughout the State have shared $3.5 million committed by the State Government to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Federation. Almost $16,000 was secured for the Wongan Hills project.

    Mr Johnson, who is also the State Minister responsible for the Centenary of Federation, said the park featured paving etched with details of important events commemorating Federation and other dates of local historical significance.

    He said the project would serve as a reminder to the community of the region’s achievements over the last 100 years and Wongan Hills’ place in the nation.

    “The WA 2001 Community Centenary Project has benefited a wide range of communities right across our vast State,” the Minister said.

    “The projects, which have a total value of more than $18 million, will enhance the lives of everyone in Western Australia, whether they live in remote communities like Gascoyne Junction, regional centres like Kalgoorlie or the heart of Perth itself.”

    The Wongan Hills Community Federation Park breakfast kicks off at 7am on Australia Day, Friday, January 26.

    Media contacts:
    Fran Hodge (Minister’s office) 9215 4800
    Julian Murphy (Project co-ordinator) 9671 1011