19th September 2023.
Anniversary of Picton Station.
I rise today to celebrate the momentous occasion of Picton Station's 160th anniversary. On 1st July 1863, the Main Southern Railway reached Picton, and the official opening of the station marked a significant milestone in our community's history. For the past 160 years, Picton Station has served as a vital transportation hub, connecting our town to the broader railway network including Sydney. It has played a crucial role in facilitating travel, enabling commerce, and fostering social and economic growth. The station stands as a symbol of progress, resilience, and community spirit. Throughout its rich history, Picton Station has been a bustling centre of activity, welcoming commuters, visitors, and goods, and providing a vital link for our community. As we commemorate this remarkable anniversary, let us reflect on the enduring legacy of Picton Station and the contributions it has made to the growth and development of our town. We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have been involved in its establishment and maintenance over the years. May Picton Station continue to serve as a gateway, connecting us to new opportunities, and reminding us of the proud heritage and aspirations of our community.