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Transform Little India In Dandenong into The Indian Cultural Hub

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Signatories to this petition join together in calling for the State Government of Victoria to locate the Indian Cultural Hub in Dandenong. This means building on existing infrastructure to further strengthen a thriving Little India Precinct in Dandenong

The petitioners call upon the Members of the Victorian Parliament to note that:

√ The Little India precinct in Dandenong was created in 2009 by Vic Urban with the support of Federation of Indian Associations Victoria (FIAV), and brought together many and unique  Indian traders in one central location;

 √ In a 20 kilometre radius of Dandenong, there are over 85, 000 residents of Indian origin who proudly promote and facilitate culturally and linguistically diverse communities;

√ The Precinct is home to an array of established specialist traders who retail goods and provide services to our Indian and broader community.  This includes dining and entertainment, a selection of Indian grocers, a  wide range of Indian traditional clothing and textiles . These businesses have  an annual turnover of $200,000 to $1,000,000 per trader and already employ more than 150 people.  

 √ Museum India, opened in 2014 Dandenong, is becoming a popular destination to visit and is home to specialised exhibitions of unique Indian artworks and artefacts. This cultural and educational facility is an important reflection of the rich cultural asset of India;

 √ Dandenong is also home to the FIAV office providing important organisational to our community of Indian Australians across the State. 

 √ Federated Indian Association of Indians ( FIAV) , the City of Greater Dandenong and the broader community all  support  Little India Precinct in Dandenong and urge the State Government to build on this important cultural infrastructure to make Dandenong home to an even greater Indian Cultural Hub;

The signatories to this petition  call upon the Victorian Parliament and the Victorian State Government  to further invest in and strengthen the thriving Little India Precinct in Dandenong by making it the Indian Cultural Hub for our community and state .


Sudesh Singh

Vice President - FIAV

Federation of Indian Associations in Victoria Inc.

3/85, Foster St, Dandenong

Vic 3175

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