Melbourne’s Jewish centre promised an upgrade

November 25, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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As this weekend’s Victorian State election approaches, the Labor Party, currently in opposition, has promised a $500,000 grant to upgrade Melbourne’s Beith Weizmann Community Centre.

 

Daniel Andrews

Daniel Andrews

If Victoria falls to Labor, an Andrews Labor Government will upgrade security at Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Caulfield, with a $500,000 grant for exterior renovations.

 

Beth Weizmann is the heart of the Jewish community’s advocacy and charitable activities in Victoria, and served as the headquarters of many organisations.

 

The centre’s administrators have worked with security experts and consulted with the community to develop a renovation plan for the building’s exterior and entrance.

 

An Andrews Labor Government will lobby the Federal Government to match Victoria’s $500,000 grant, so the full estimated cost can be met.

 

Labor leader Dan Andrews said: “Victoria’s Jewish Community stood at the forefront of the campaign against the changes to Australia’s anti-discrimination laws – in proud defence of our diversity and our democracy.

The organisations which call Beth Weizmann home are devoted to the care of our seniors, the safety of our children and the strength of our multiculturalism.

“The Jewish community deserves our support. When their safety and independence is under threat, so is ours.”

Sam Tatarka, president of the Zionist Council of Victoria welcomed the news saying “the ZCV enjoys strong bi-partisan support and prides itself on having close working relationships with both sides of politics”.

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