AUSTRALIA Day was celebrated with fireworks, citizenship ceremonies and awards across the region on January 26. The Shire of Mundaring held its Australia Day citizenship and awards ceremony on Monday with 29 residents officially becoming Australian citizens. In the City of Swan six local groups and individuals were presented with the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards. Mayor Charlie Zannino said it was the highest number of awards the city had presented and those awarded were truly deserving for their community work. In the Shire of Kalamunda Australia Day was celebrated with a family-friendly event at the Kalamunda Water Park. Meanwhile the Town of Bassendean held their annual festival of fireworks at Ashfield Reserve attracting a crowd of 18,000.