The Building was first occupied in January 1980.
The first Public inspections were on Saturday 22 March 1981 and Sunday 23 March 1981
It officially opened and the community room was named the Sir William McKell Room on 16 May 1981, 40 years after Sir William McKell first became the Premier of NSW in 1941
The dedication was noted in the Sydney morning Herald January 24 1981, but the event actually occurred on Friday 23 January 1981.
Tao Gofers organised a Plague and the a box with little curtains with a rope which Sir William had to pull to show his portrait and the plague. This was displayed in the Phillip Room, but it’s current location is unknown.