Keith set to host 2020 Australia Day celebrations

ANNOUNCED: Keith's Don Moseley Park is set to become the location for next year's 2020 Australia Day celebrations.
ANNOUNCED: Keith's Don Moseley Park is set to become the location for next year's 2020 Australia Day celebrations.

Keith is set to become the location for next year's 2020 Australia Day celebrations, after having a request granted by Tatiara District Council.

The event acknowledges the contribution made by the community members through their individual areas of excellence.

Council received correspondence from the Keith War Memorial Community Centre requesting that the Australia Day celebrations be held in Don Moseley Park.

The letter expressed a desire for next year's ceremony to coincide with the centre's 75-year anniversary celebrations.

At a recent council meeting, Tatiara District Council CEO Anne Champness said the decision to combine the two events was a "good suggestion" and the council should seriously think about the request.

Council's 'Australia Day Awards and Function Policy' allows for towns throughout the Tatiara to have their chance to host the celebrations.

The Australia Day ceremony is decided by a system which sees Tatiara towns and communities rotated on an alphabetical basis.

The towns involved in the Tatiara ceremony rotation include Bordertown, Keith, Mundulla, Padthaway, Willalooka and Wolseley.

The 2019 celebration was held at Bordertown's Clayton Farm after submitting a similar request to that of the Keith War Memorial Community Centre.

Councillors had a small amount of discussion on the matter at the most recent council meeting, but most agreed the combination of the two events would be beneficial for all parties.

"The 2020 celebrations are scheduled to be held in Keith and this provides a great opportunity to recognise both events occurring that day," Ms Champness said.

Council decided to advise the Keith War Memorial Community Centre that the 2020 Australia Day function will be held at Don Moseley Park in Keith.