Our Future Indian Cultural Precinct
25 June 2015
25 June 2015
The Victorian Government is inviting feedback from all interested organisations and individuals regarding a new Indian Cultural Precinct planned for metropolitan Melbourne. A series of public meetings will be held to give Victorians an opportunity to help shape the precinct and its location.
Plans for the culturally significant precinct follows an election commitment made by Premier Daniel Andrews during the Diwali Festival of Lights at Federation Square in November 2014.
“Victoria’s Indian community is Australia’s largest, but doesn’t have a precinct to call its own” said Premier Daniel Andrews.
“The Greek community celebrates in Lonsdale Street, there is Chinatown on Little Bourke, Lygon Street is richly Italian and the Vietnamese have Little Saigon in Footscray – Melbourne will now have an Indian Cultural Precinct as well.”
“This will be a place to hold festivals, a hub to support businesses, a drawcard to attract tourists – it will be a meeting place for the entire community.”
The precinct will add another drawcard for visitors to Melbourne and enhance its reputation as the multicultural capital of Australia.
The public meetings will be held in the following locations:
Friday 7 August 6pm – 7.30pm
City of Greater Dandenong Council Offices
225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
Monday 3 August, 6pm – 7.30pm
Wyndham Community and Education Centre
106 Duncans Road, Werribee
Tuesday 4 August, 6pm – 7.30pm
Department of Premier and Cabinet,
1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne
For further information or to RSVP to these meetings contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship on 9651 0628 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, written submissions can be made by emailing email@example.com. Submissions are due by midnight Tuesday 4 August 2015.