Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny has today announced the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs will receive $100,000 to upgrade their facilities, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.

This investment will go 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.  

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.

Labor’s 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.

Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott

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

Quote attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny

“For more than 20 years, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple has been welcoming thousands of Victorians. We want to support that work and make sure it continues for many years to come.”

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