Fund­ing boost for two cen­tres

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.”

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