An Indian Cultural Hub in central Dandenong is one step closer with the Andrews Labor Government announcing that a permanent location will be found as part of the ongoing development of Victoria’s first Indian Cultural Precinct.

The Indian Cultural Precinct was established in 2015 with $500,000 funding committed by the Labor Government towards the transformation of Little India in Foster Street.

Development Victoria, together with the City of Greater Dandenong and the Indian Cultural Precinct Taskforce, will now commence a process to find a suitable location for the Hub to form the heart of the Precinct.

The process will also look to determine the make-up of the Hub, including the possible expansion of Museum India and establishment of a community centre.

Victoria is proudly home to Australia’s largest Indian community, with more than 111,700 Indian-born Victorians, representing 40 per cent of Australia’s Indian population.

This project will ensure the Indian community will continue to have access to good, safe and functional facilities that enable them to better utilise services, participate in activities and share their vibrant culture with the wider Victorian community.