Oberon’s home for new citizen

NEW CITIZEN: Mayor Kathy Sajowitz presents Adrian Rastad with his Australian Citizenship certificate.

NEW CITIZEN: Mayor Kathy Sajowitz presents Adrian Rastad with his Australian Citizenship certificate.

ADRIAN Rastad was made a proud Australian citizen at a ceremony held at Oberon Council Chambers last week.

Mr Rastad made an affirmation and took oaths and was declared an Australian citizen by Mayor of Oberon Kathy Sajowitz.

Cr Sajowtiz said it is a big decision to become and Australian citizen but a very rewarding one.

"I congratulate you on your decision but you do not forget your country of birth."

Suzanne Glennon-Martin from Oberon Rotary presented Mr Rastad with a native Australian plant to remember this important occasion.

Mr Rastad, who is originally from Iran, said he loves Australia and has been living here for nearly five years. He moved to Oberon in January this year.

Mr Rastad is a team leader at Borg Manufacturing in Oberon.