Attorney General Martin Pakula has today announced the Gurdwara Sahib temple in Keysborough 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 every Victorian.  

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 Attorney General and Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

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

 “Our local Gurdwara Sahib 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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