March 27, 2019
Federal Labor Leader, Bill Shorten MP, and local MP, Federal Labor Member for Wills, Peter Khalil, have attended a dinner in Brunswick tonight celebrating Victoria’s Cypriot Community hosted by the Cypriot Community of Melbourne and Victoria. Labor Leader Bill Shorten has announced that, if elected, a Shorten Labor Government will fund $500,000 for the redevelopment of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria centre.
The investment of $500,000 matches a similar commitment made by the Andrews State Labor Government and will ensure that the rich culture and history of the Cypriot community is celebrated for decades to come. The brand new cultural hub will include a Cypriot Cultural Centre, rooftop restaurant, early childhood education Centre, 2 levels of parking space, community event spaces and a large community hall, which will be able to be utilised by the entire community.
Quotes attributable to Peter Khalil MP, Federal Labor Member for Wills:
“I am incredibly proud to represent this community and support the wonderful work of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria as they promote the rich culture and heritage of the Cyprus across the state”,
“Labor recognises the role that Greek Cypriots, Greeks and all of the first generation migrants have played in making Australia the country that it is today.”
“This investment shows how committed a Shorten Labor Government is to celebrating all of Victoria’s multicultural communities”
Quotes attributable to Labor Leader, Bill Shorten MP:
“I’m lucky enough to live in the western suburbs of Melbourne, and see every day how proud, passionate and hardworking the Cypriot community is.”
“The Cypriot Community Redevelopment will be a place for the community to gather, and a place to bring the next generation to learn about their heritage and traditions.”
“It’ll also be a place for all Australians to enjoy as a monument to the fantastic contribution of Cypriot Australians.”