80th Anniversary – Bombing of Darwin Day

David Elliott Mp Member For Baulkham Hills

As Minister for Veterans, it was a great honour to represent NSW Veterans in Darwin Day for the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.

The air raid on 19 February 1942 was the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia. On 19 th February at the Cenotaph in Darwin, at 9.58am, a World War II air-raid siren sounds to mark the precise time of the first attack. We owe our eternal gratitude to those who served during our darkest hours.

As Minister for Transport, I know my constituents are very interested in the progress of the North West Metro Rail link from Chatswood to the City. Tunnelling between Chatswood and Sydenham finished in March 2020. Work is progressing on the tunnel fit-out and building the stations as part of Stage 2 of the project.

This year March sees the return of the popular Premier’s Gala Concerts as part of the NSW Seniors Festival which runs from Friday, 25 March to Sunday 3 April. It is great to see many Hills Seniors applying for free tickets to these concerts showcasing the talents of Christine Anu, Shannon Noll and Phil Burton from Human Nature. The Concerts are being held at the Aware Super Theatre in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31st March. I know many of the Hills residents will use the North West Metro Rail to travel to the CBD.

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