The Federal Government is backing a new state-of-the-art Multicultural Education and Resource Centre in Berwick with a $500,000 grant.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the centre would feature its own library and be used as a place for the community to meet and spend quality time with each other.
“Our government is focused on keeping Australians together and this new centre will be a boost for Berwick and communities across Melbourne,” Mr Morrison said.
“Our $500,000 investment in the new centre is about giving people a place to meet friends and run cultural events.
“Backing local culture breathes life into a community, lifts local pride and boosts the morale of the people who live there.”
Federal Member for La Trobe Jason Wood said the new centre would showcase the community’s history and personality by bringing diverse members of the community together to share knowledge and skills.
“Whether young or old, this project will provide a place for Berwick residents to relax and socialise and enjoy the benefits of community life and culture,” Mr Wood said.
“A new facility like the Multicultural Education and Resource Centre will encourage people to come along and enjoy common experiences and reflect on what it means to belong.”
The estimated cost of the development is $1 million with the Australian Government providing $500,000, the Victorian Government $240,000 and Buddhist Vihara Victoria Incorporated $260,000.