Guy announces “Five Million Funding” for Cranbourne Indian Precinct

By Prachi Panchal
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Matthew Guy with Daya, Shilpa, Aravind and others

The biggest funding announcement for Victorian Indian community ‘so far’

If elected, the Victorian Government led by Hon. Matthew Guy would provide “Five Million Dollars” in funding to establish an Indian Precinct in Cranbourne.

This is to-date the biggest funding announcement for the Victorian Indian community. The announcement was made by Mr Matthew Guy while speaking at the Indian Independence Day celebrations organised by the Indian Consulate in Melbourne.

A leafy suburb in the Outer South East suburbs, Cranbourne is home to pretty large Victorian Indian community. It is one of the most marginal seats leading up to the November 2018 Victorian state elections. Most likely the party which goes on to win the seat of Cranbourne would be forming the next government in Victoria.

Cranbourne socialite Mrs Anchal Agarwal has welcomed the announcement. She had raised the issue of Cranbourne Indian Precinct with Mr Matthew Guy during the Shadow Cabinet Meeting held at Cranbourne Race Course last year.

Matthew Guy with Cranbourne residents Aravind Putta and Nitin Gupta

AFL Ambassador for Richmond Tigers and Cranbourne Resident Mr Aravind Putta has welcomed the announcement as well. Mr Putta has been a very vocal advocate for establishment of an Indian Precinct in Cranbourne.

AIBC Member and Ambassador for Dandenong’s Little India Mrs Neha Soudagar has “warmly welcomed the funding announcement”.

Former Ministerial Adviser Mr Nitin Gupta who lives in Cranbourne has given a big Thumbs Up to the announcement as well.

Honorary Member of Richmond Tigers HH Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar has welcomed the announcement. Prince Lakshyaraj had visited Cranbourne few times during his last Melbourne trips, and has promised his support in promoting the Cranbourne Indian precinct. The Liberal Nationals coalition in Victoria has proposed to nominate Prince Lakshyaraj as “Victorian Business Ambassador”.

Matthew Guy with Inga Peulich, Shilpa Hegde and others

South Indian actress Mrs Khushbu Sundar who also is an Honorary Member of Richmond Tigers, has also welcomed the funding announcement. Mrs Sundar has also visited Cranbourne few times, and engaged extensively with the local community there. She has also offered her help to promote the proposed precinct.

Coming to Cranbourne, Mr Guy has already committed to extend the Train line to Clyde—With two new Train stations and extra car parking as well. The Liberal National coalition have also promised to fund a new Police Station in Clyde North, and there have been various other announcements with regards to improvements in Roads infrastucture in the area.

Prominent Victorian South Asians such as Daya Shetty (Kannada Sangh); Dr Subhash Sharma (Sahitya Sandhya); AIBC Members—Mrs Jeyashree Nishtala, Mrs Chondryma Chakrobortti, Mrs Preeti Sharma and Mrs Sonal Sharma; AFL India Ambassadors—Mrs Bindiya Bakshi, Mrs Tripti Gupta, Mrs Priyanka Nomula and Mrs Roshni Sharma; Mrs Shilpa Hegde (Former Liberal Candidate); Fashionista Mrs Neelam Rai; Food Stylist Mrs Sadhna Wilson (Tropical Indian); Cricket Australia Ambassador Mrs Dheepa Awtani; Mrs Sherry Bali (Online Fitness Trainer); Mrs Sidra Jutt (Mrs Pakistan Australia); Mr Darpan Mittal (AIFI); and various others have welcomed the funding announcement.

 

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