Scott Morrison Government says, if re-elected, the families and worshipers at the Perth Hindu and Sikh Temples in Canning Vale will benefit from a $1 million towards an Education and Culture building to provide spiritual and cultural classes for young people.
Federal Liberal Member for Tangney, Ben Morton, said the centre is an important part of the Tangney community.
“The Perth Hindu Temple is the oldest Hindu Temple in Western Australia and is visited by around 300 devotees every week, and up to 2,000 devotees when major events are held,” Minister Morton said.
“The Temple hosts educational programs, particularly for new migrants to Australia, providing them resources and skills to help adjust to their new life. The $1 million commitment by a re-elected Morrison Government will go towards improvements to the Temple’s facilities so the Hindu community can reach out and engage with more of our community.”
“This includes providing developmental and educational activities for local children and young people. The new building will help bring families and groups together for cultural, social and community development activities.
“Australia is the most successful multicultural country in the world. That’s why I’ve been working with the local Hindu community for years. This commitment builds on the $250,000 of Federal funding I secured to upgrade their multipurpose hall in 2019.”
A Million Dollars for Sikh Temple
Ministre Ben Morton, said the centre would 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.
“Last year, I met with 600 Sikh Temple members to see the great work they do and I’ve been fighting hard for funding to build this centre ever since.
“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.
“I’m incredibly proud of the contribution of the Sikh community in our community and have successfully fought hard for funding toward their 2020 Sikh Games and Saluting the Service grants.”