Labor to invest $3.5 million in WA’s Indian community when in government

A Shorten Labor Government will support Western Australia’s growing Indian population with a $3.5 million investment in community facilities. 

Perth is home to almost 50,000 Indian migrants. Established in 1972, the Indian Society of WA (ISWA) seeks to foster the participation of Indian ethnic communities in the development of a cohesive, culturally pluralistic society to stimulate and promote appreciation of Indian culture across WA. 

Federal Labor will assist with the integration and support of our growing Indian communities and will provide $2.5 million towards the fit out of the new ISWA’s Community Centre in Willetton.

The ISWA Community Centre will be a world-class multipurpose venue that will become a hub for the wider community. 

In addition to this commitment, Labor will provide as well as $1 million for support of various Indian communities and associations throughout Perth.

Federal Labor’s $250,000 commitment to each of the following communities will support facility upgrades at:

  • Bala Murugan Temple, Mandogalup.
  • Perth Hindu Temple, Canning Vale.
  • Sikh Gurdwara Perth, Bennet Springs.
  • Sikh Temple Perth, Canning Vale.

Labor’s commitment to improving facilities across Western Australia will help the rapidly growing Indian Community participate in their cultural and religious traditions, as well as provide community services and support. 

You can read more about Labor’s Plan for multicultural Australia here

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