Constituency Question - BHTCC

21 June 2023

Martha HAYLETT (Ripon) (14:52): (217)

My constituency question is for the Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

Minister, with the recent state budget delivering on our promise of $900,000 for a brand new Hindu temple and cultural centre in Ross Creek, could you please provide an update on the project’s next steps? The Ballarat Indian community has grown to around 6000 residents, including in Lucas and Cardigan in the electorate of Ripon.

hese amazing individuals and families contribute so much to our region as healthcare workers, aged care workers, doctors, teachers and so much more. They deserve a place of worship they can be truly proud of.

Last November the Deputy Premier, the member for Wendouree and I stood with the Ballarat Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre committee and other locals to promise them a brand new facility. We have kept our promise and now are getting on with it.

So many locals are excited to see this project get underway, and I look forward to providing them with the minister’s update.