Wyndham community to have its say on Indian cultural precinct

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Wyndham residents are being invited to have their say on a possible Indian Cultural Precinct to be established in the municipality.

Wyndham residents are being invited to have their say on a possible Indian Cultural Precinct to be established in the municipality.

The State Government has funded Wyndham City to undertake a feasibility study to determine if an Indian Cultural Precinct would be viable in Wyndham. Council has now appointed consultants RFQ to lead this study.

The study will include broad community and stakeholder engagement and will also determine the potential location and nature of the precinct.

Wyndham City Mayor and Cultural Diversity spokesperson, Cr Henry Barlow, said the study would help decide if the Wyndham community was in support of an Indian Cultural Precinct.

“As the Mayor of Wyndham, I’m very proud to represent such a diverse and multicultural community. Our community is made up of people from many different cultural backgrounds and Council supports opportunities to share these cultures,” Cr Barlow said.

“The State Government has decided to consider developing an Indian Cultural Precinct in Wyndham and has provided Council with funding to undertake a feasibility study on the issue.”

“Some members of the Wyndham community have previously shown their support for such a precinct, with several petitions in favour of it gathering almost 1,000 signatures.”

He added that the will now allow the government to hear from the broader community. “Input will be sought from all Wyndham residents, including representatives of different organisations, members of Wyndham’s Indian communities and members of the broader South Asian communities,” he said.

The feasibility study is expected to be completed in July 2017. For more information or to take part in the study, visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/indianculturalprecinct.

 

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