Funding boost for two centres
The State Government has confirmed it will provide $208,300 to support the upgrade of two community centres in Horsham.
The funding for Oasis Wimmera and Wimmera-mallee Multicultural Community Hub will come through the Labor government’s Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts, CICP, program.
CICP promotes greater use of community facilities by Victoria’s culturally diverse communities, increasing their participation in activities, improving access to services and enabling Victoria’s cultural precincts to remain attractive for cultural and tourism activities.
Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said $175,000 had been approved for the Centre for Participation to upgrade the community hub in Horsham.
A further $33,300 has been earmarked for Horsham Rural City Council to create a home for Oasis Wimmera to help provide social support for newly arrived Wimmera migrants.
“By ensuring diverse communities stay connected and have access to good facilities, we can create an inclusive multicultural society that everyone in Horsham can be proud of,” Ms Pulford said.
“By working together with Wimmera communities, we are building a Victoria where everyone belongs, feels accepted and can freely participate and contribute.”