St Albans Lunar New Year Festival | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (13:48:11): I rise first of all to commend the St Albans Business Group Association for again hosting the St Albans Lunar New Year Festival this year, in January. We saw more than 80 000 people attend this annual event, experiencing many activities and fantastic family events during the day. I also want to acknowledge the Quang Minh Temple for an incredible night last night as we called in the Lunar New Year. Even more special is the Andrews Labor government’s commitment to fund over $4 million to construct the first Vietnamese cultural museum in the west. I would like to commend the Vietnamese community, particularly in my electorate of St Albans, for their contribution in every way of life—from our St Albans traders to our Sunshine traders, to our restaurants, teaching and business. Their contribution has been enormous. As today they celebrate the Lunar New Year, may it be a very successful opportunity this year, the Year of the Pig, bringing in hopefully much more investment in the west— (Time expired)