Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz and member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today announced that the AUMSAI Sansthan Temple in Mordialloc will receive $100,000 to upgrade their facilities under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.

Today’s announcement follows Labor’s pledge to establish Victoria’s first $3 million Indian Community Infrastructure Fund if re-elected, with all Indian temples and places of worship eligible for funding.

This investment goes towards upgrading the temple’s facilities, enabling diverse communities in Melbourne’s south east to access services, participate in activities and share their cultures with the wider community.  

This commitment also recognises the many contributions of our Indian communities, with almost 170,000 Victorians born in India, making our state home to the largest India-born population in Australia.

This new investment builds on Labor’s commitment to invest $14.5 million for land for an Indian aged care centre and $3 million to establish a Bollywood and Indian Cinema Attraction Fund.

Only Labor recognises the vast contribution of our proud Indian communities and only Labor is willing to make the investments that really matter.

Quotes attributable to Minister Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz

“Labor believes we are stronger for our diversity and we are willing to make the investments to back it up.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson  

“Our local AUMSAI Sansthan Temple told us how important better facilities were to continuing their good work. I’m proud to say, we’ve listened and we’ll deliver.”

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