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Hurstville Lunar New Year Celebrations

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-139389

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

Hurstville Lunar New Year Celebrations

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley)

—Speaker, I recently had the opportunity to take part in Georges River Council's Lunar New Year Celebrations, held in Hurstville. This is the largest Sydney Metro, Council-led celebration, with 50,000 in attendance. This year is an important time in the Lunar Calendar, as many gather to celebrate the year of the dragon. The dragon represents prosperity, good health and luck for the new year. Hurstville was absolutely buzzing, with thousands of locals coming down to join the celebrations, enjoying cultural performances, spectacular food and entertainment for the kids. A special nod to Georgie the Dragon – the official mascot for Georges River Council. The dragon truly is at the heart of our local community. As the Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism and Local Member, I would like to thank everyone at Georges River Council who helped to make the event a smashing success! I'd like to thank Councillor Nancy Liu and Mayor Sam Elmir in particular. Our state's vibrant multicultural community here in New South Wales is built upon events such as this. I look forward to attending next year.