NSW Premier Announces Plans For Permanent Memorial After Bondi Junction Tragedy

NSW Premier Chris Minns has announced plans for a permanent memorial following the tragic Bondi Junction attack that claimed the lives of six individuals.

Mr Minns, alongside other community leaders, including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, paid floral tributes to the victims at Bondi Junction.

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Premier Minns expressed the government’s commitment to establishing a lasting memorial in the coming weeks.

“It’s such a horrible and traumatic event for the city,” he said.

Prime Minister Albanese declared today a national day of mourning for the victims. 

Government buildings will fly flags at half mast, and the Sydney Opera House sails will be illuminated with a black ribbon tonight to honour the victims.

“Maybe the families can draw some strength from the fact that there’s millions of people that are standing with them and caring about them,” Mr Minns said.

He said the proposed memorial would be similar to the one in Martin Place for the victims of the Lindt Cafe siege in 2014. 

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A lone gunman took 18 hostages inside a CBD cafe, killing cafe manager Tori Johnson and barrister Katrina Dawson during the siege.

Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos, whose council area encompasses Bondi Junction, affirmed the council’s commitment to supporting the community in the aftermath of the tragedy.

 “A memorial of some kind for this would be most appropriate,” Cr Masselos said. 

She announced plans to present a mayoral minute at the council meeting tomorrow night.

Floral tributes continue to gather at Oxford Street Mall in Bondi Junction, adjacent to the site of the attack, where written condolence messages are being collected alongside the floral tributes. 

Additionally, an online condolence book has been established by the NSW government.

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