Sky is the limit for Cessnock City’s newest Australian Citizen

Cessnock City resident James Lummus became our newest Australian citizens in an urgent ceremony held at the Council Chambers earlier today.

Cessnock City resident James Lummus became our newest Australian citizens in an urgent ceremony held at the Council Chambers earlier today.  

Mr Lummus’s application for an urgent citizenship ceremony was accepted in order to complete his training as a pilot.

Cessnock Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent, oversaw official proceedings with General Manager Stephen Glen as MC of the intimate event in the Council Chambers forecourt.  

“We provide a personal ceremony here at Cessnock, and today was no exception despite the urgency”, Cr Pynsent said.  

“Each new Australian Citizen is presented with a certificate, a native Australian plant and a commemorative gold coin to mark the occasion”.  

Born in Poole, England Mr Lummus migrated with his family at the age of 9 months and now lives in Cessnock to complete his studies.  

Studying at the Basair Aviation College, Mr Lummus hopes to become a pilot for the Royal Flying Doctors Service.  

“I would like to officially welcome Cessnock City’s newest citizen Mr Lummus to our community and wish him all the best in his career as a pilot,” Councillor Pynsent said.  

Other official guests at the ceremony included: Cessnock City Council Directors Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr, Gareth Curtis and Robert Maginnity.  

You can register your interest in becoming an Australian Citizen at a future ceremony by contacting Council on 4993 4210.  

21 October 2016