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NEW FUNDING FOR JEWISH COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE AND CULTURAL PRECINCTS

NEW FUNDING FOR JEWISH COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE AND CULTURAL PRECINCTS

03 May 2017

Jewish Victorians will be given more opportunity to gather as a community with extra funding to construct and restore community halls, centres and precincts.

Four Jewish community groups across Victoria are set to receive more than $1 million to support places where they can celebrate, congregate and take part in activities that boost engagement with the wider community.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced the Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program, which aims to promote greater use of community facilities by various multicultural groups.

With more than 30 projects funded overall, the money will go towards either building new facilities or restoring existing infrastructure.

The Andrews Labor Government is working to ensure an inclusive society in which every Victorian is able to contribute and belong.

 

Projects to be funded include:

  • the redevelopment of the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Caulfield
  • establishing a multi-purpose youth hub as part of the Caulfield Shule Community Centre
  • installation of new equipment and improving security at the Jewish Museum of Australia
  • upgrading the Danglow Centre Hall in St Kilda
All the projects will help increase access to functional facilities to the broader Victorian community that enable them to better utilise services and participate in activities.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott

“We have a vibrant multicultural society that has an enduring impact on the character and infrastructure of this state – and this funding will help make sure that continues.”

“Diverse communities make a huge contribution to our state and society, but it is important they can stay connected to their cultural roots.”

“By working together with local communities, we can build a Victoria where everyone belongs, feels accepted and contributes.”

Media Contact: Crys Ja 0434 367 449 | crys.ja@minstaff.vic.gov.au

 

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