By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 12 May: The Morrison Government today announced that if re-elected, the Australian Indian Community Charitable Trust will receive $2.5 million in funding to build Victoria’s first Indian Community Centre in Melbourne.
The announcement made at a select gathering at the Museum India, Little India, Dandenong by Alan Tudge, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population in the Morrison government.
A media release from the CCHQ 2019 says the funding will go to the Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria (FIAV) to build Victoria’s first Indian Community Centre in Bayswater, Melbourne.
The Chair of the Australian Indian Community Charitable Trust, Mr. Vasan Srinivasan, welcomed today’s announcement and thanked the Morrison Government for its ongoing support in promoting a community centre that will offer a multitude of services to large sections of the Indian population in Victoria.
“This community centre will also benefit the local community through new employment opportunities for local business establishments, existing or new, thereby creating a flow-on effect in increasing the economy of the local area substantially over the coming years”, said Mr. Srinivasan.