The Andrews Labor Government has provided $500,000 in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget to upgrade security at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Caulfield, which houses Jewish community organisations.
Owned and operated by the Zionist Council of Australia, the centre is used weekly by 24 Jewish community organisations, and houses the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia.
The funding is part of the Andrews Labor Government $74 million to bolster multicultural affairs and social cohesion.
The $500,000 funding to the centre will be allocated under the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship’s Cultural Precincts and Community Infrastructure Fund.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott
“We’re doing everything to ensure the safety and security of all Victorians while strengthening our social cohesion and multiculturalism.”
“The Andrews Labor Government strongly supports Victoria’s Jewish community, and this investment will make the Beth Weizmann Community Centre is a safe and secure place.”
“Multiculturalism is one of our greatest assets. We’re supporting our communities to share their culture and identities, making Victoria a better place to live.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Philip Dalidakis
“The organisations at Beth Weizmann have always been there for seniors, kids and families. The local Jewish community needs this support, Labor promised it and today we’ve delivered it.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020