Then Liberal candidate for Stirling, Vince Connelly, announced during the election that a re-elected Morrison Liberal Government will help fund essential upgrades to the Macedonian Cultural Centre in Balcatta.
Mr Connelly announced a funding commitment of $8,000 for ceiling repairs and bathroom maintenance at the Ilinden Centre, if the Morrison Government is re-elected.
The facility is more than 27 years old, and requires essential upgrades to allow the Centre to continue to meet demand from the local community. The refurbishment will assist local members in hosting events and enable them to continue to contribute to the local community.
Mr Connelly said the Macedonian community deserves a facility that reflects its cultural importance, promotes further growth, and importantly, helps to celebrate multiculturalism in Stirling.
“The Ilinden Centre provides an important space for members of Perth’s Macedonian community to gather, connect, learn and share their cultural identity,” Mr Connelly said.
“That is why this funding is so important. The Morrison Liberal team is committed to ensuring multicultural hubs, such as the Macedonian Cultural Centre, can continue to operate and attract new members, and service the community.”
The Ilinden Macedonian Cultural Centre is dedicated to the wellbeing of the Western Australian Macedonian community and culture in Perth, and relies heavily on volunteers and donations.
WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds said the upgrades will provide residents with improved amenities to engage and share their Macedonian heritage.
“This funding announcement demonstrates our Government’s commitment to celebrating and showcasing the many cultures and communities that constitute modern Australia,” Senator Reynolds said.
“It is because of the Morrison Government’s strong economic management, we are able to make these important cultural investments in our local community.”