The NSW Opposition is urging the Minns Labor Government to light up the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House in red again this year, to mark the Lunar New Year celebrations.
Lunar New Year celebrations is a highly significant occasion, with the Year of the Dragon being considered to be particularly important.
NSW Liberal Leader Mark Speakman said that Sydney is one of the most diverse cities in the world.
“Multicultural communities across NSW, like our Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, have made great contributions to this state,” Mr Speakman said.
“As in previous years, it’s appropriate that we show our respect and support for these communities by lighting the Opera House.”
Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, Mark Coure, said this has become a Lunar New Year tradition in NSW, one that has been ongoing for decades.
“From Hurstville to Chatswood to Liverpool to Fairfield, we have some of the largest Lunar New Year events in the world outside of Asia,” Mr Coure said.
“This year is particularly important as it is the Year of the Dragon, representing honour, good fortune and nobility for 2024.”
“I call on Premier Chris Minns to continue this wonderful display of unity and friendship by lighting up the Sydney Opera House to mark the beginning of Lunar New Year on Saturday, 10 February 2024.”
Celebrations for the Year of the Dragon are set to take place over 16 days, from Saturday 10 February 2024 to Saturday 25 February 2024.