A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver better spaces for Victoria’s Antiochian Orthodox Community as part of a new fund to upgrade, renovate and build community facilities.

Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and follow 135 different faiths. Nearly half of all Victorians were born overseas, or have a parent who was born overseas.

It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what you look like, what you believe or what language you speak – in Victoria, we’re proud of our cultural diversity.

For many Victorians from multicultural and multifaith backgrounds, community groups offer important connections to their culture and heritage.

These groups deserve the best possible community spaces to celebrate and share their culture and traditions.

That’s why a re-elected Labor Government will deliver a $50 million investment to build, upgrade and renovate new community infrastructure for multicultural and multifaith communities.

This will ensure community upgrades large and small can be delivered in every corner of our state, supporting multicultural Victorians, wherever they live.

Under the program, $250,000 will also help upgrade the community kitchen for the Antiochian Community Support Association.

Labor is backing Victoria’s multicultural communities – not just with words, but with action.

Matthew Guy’s Liberals only care about multicultural communities in an election year – you can’t trust them to stand with multicultural and multifaith communities in the face of rising extremism and racism.

Only Labor will support our many diverse communities and promote a vibrant multicultural society – because only Labor will do what matters.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“Every community deserves great spaces to come together to celebrate and share in culture and tradition. Our multicultural communities are no different and this investment will make sure Victorians remain strong and connected.”

“Labor is doing what matters – supporting our multicultural and multifaith communities and celebrating diversity in our state.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence

“Only Labor is doing what matters. We have a proud record supporting multicultural and multifaith communities – and a plan to keep backing them well into the future.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams

“Only a Labor Government will deliver for the Antiochian Orthodox community in Dandenong. This investment reinforces our pledge to support a strong and vibrant multicultural and multifaith Victoria.”