Our Future Indian Cultural Precinct

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:

Dandenong

Friday 7 August 6pm – 7.30pm

City of Greater Dandenong Council Offices

225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

Werribee

Monday 3 August, 6pm – 7.30pm

Wyndham Community and Education Centre

106 Duncans Road, Werribee

East Melbourne

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 omac@dpc.vic.gov.au. Alternatively, written submissions can be made by emailing omac@dpc.vic.gov.au. Submissions are due by midnight Tuesday 4 August 2015.


 

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