A largesse of $1 million for Sikh community in Perth

By Our Reporter
Representational image. Photo by Surinder Pal Singh on Unsplash

The Morrison Government will help support the Sikh Association of WA (SAWA) with $1 million to help build a long-needed multipurpose community centre in Canning Vale, if re-elected.

Federal Liberal Member for Tangney, Ben Morton, said the centre will be helpful to many local residents. “SAWA have been giving back to our community for many years,” Minister Morton said.

“The local Sikh community provide accommodation and meals to those in need, fundraise for charities and disaster relief, and host multicultural events.

“I have remained close to this community, securing them $300,000 in funding for the annual 2020 Sikh Games, funding for educational and cultural resources and recognising Sikh Heritage Day at the Sikh Heritage Trail in Riverton.”

Morton said last year he met with 600 Sikh Temple members to see the great work they do and since then has been fighting hard for funding to build this centre.

“The $1 million commitment from a re-elected Morrison Government will help enable SAWA to build better facilities, including a hall and activity rooms to accommodate seniors, children and traditional activities, as well as an accessible library and short stay emergency accommodation for those in need.”

Morton said he was incredibly proud of the contribution of the Sikh community and have successfully fought hard for funding toward their 2020 Sikh Games and Saluting the Service grants.

He added, “The Morrison Government recognises the important work our local associations do for our communities and particularly the impact multicultural communities have on our society.”

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