On February 11, the Marrickville community celebrated the centenary anniversary of the opening of our Marrickville Town Hall. The Town Hall was built on land that housed a nursery and on 11 February 1922, 20,000 people gathered to watch the town hall's opening. Over the years, the Town Hall has served many purposes. It was the administrative heart of the council, hosted public meetings and has been the place generations of locals have become Australian citizens and voted. From the 1920s through to the 1950s, the town hall was famous for raucous social dances and concerts. I've heard quite a few stories from locals from their younger years, sneaking out of the house to attend dances or meeting their future spouses on the dance floors. It's clear the Town Hall has always been at the very centre of social, cultural and civic life of our community. I'm excited plans to convert the Town Hall to a hub for multicultural performance and live music are back on the table. It means future generations will be able to add their own story to that of this beautiful public building.