An official plaque commemorates the official opening of Wattle Grove by Prime Minister Bob Hawke on April 12, 1991.
A New Suburb
In 1989 a project was announced to develop a new housing estate for both defence and civilian families at Holsworthy. The new residential suburb built on former Australian Defence Force land was named Wattle Grove.
It was envisaged that Wattle Grove would help better integrate the communities and deliver much needed and improved housing for defence personnel and their families. Initially 1500 new residences were planned, with 500 for service housing and the remainder for private owners.
The name of Wattle Grove for the residential suburb was approved by Liverpool City Council, Liverpool City Heritage Committee and the Army. The railway station retained the Holsworthy name.
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