Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz announced today that the Gurdwara Sahib temple in Plumpton will receive $100,000 under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to upgrade their facilities.

The 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 will increase access to safe and functional facilities that enable diverse communities in Kororoit to access services participate in activities and share their cultures with the wider community.

Almost 170,000 Victorians were born in India, making our state home to the largest India-born population in Australia.

This announcement recognises the contributions of our large Indian communities in Melbourne’s west.

It builds on Labor’s commitment to invest $14.5 million for land for Indian aged care and $3 million to establish a Bollywood and Indian Cinema Attraction Fund, bringing a minimum of four blockbuster films to our state over the next four years.

As this announcement shows, 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 Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz

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

“Our local Gurdwara told us how important an upgrade to facilities was. We’ve listened.”

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