Wednesday, 19 June 2013

West Head Awareness Team

Extract from NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard and Papers Wednesday 19 June 2013

Mr ROB STOKES (Pittwater—Parliamentary Secretary) [1.15 p.m.]: Today I recognise and applaud the members of the West Head Awareness Team for their continuing efforts to restore several World War II gun batteries at West Head within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

These enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers, led by the group's co-ordinator Rohan Walter, have worked assiduously over the past two years to help restore this nationally significant site and enable its largely unknown history to be shared.

What is now a picturesque location with expansive views of the Pittwater, Hawkesbury River and Broken Bay was a key defensive site during the Second World War when a very real threat existed to Sydney's north. I commend all the members of the West Head Awareness Team for helping to ensure a very important part of our nation's history is not forgotten.