A $2 million dollar pre-election pledge for a new Greek community centre in Clatyon South

During the Liberal Party announcements to support the construction of a new community centre at the Greek Orthodox Parish in Clayton South. Photo: Supplied


Victoria.- The Liberal Party has pledged that it will allocate $2 million to create a new community hall next to the Greek Orthodox parish of “The Three Hierarchs” in Clayton South if it wins the state election on 26 November.

After the main church building in Clayton South was damaged by water in February and upon investigation, black rot was discovered throughout the roof structure, the building had to be shut and a temporary tent facility was set up.

Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, David Davis, said the commitment from a prospective Mathew Guy Liberals and Nationals government, will go towards a much-needed facility which will support the local Greek community.

The construction of the new community centre would include a commercial kitchen, multi-purpose function spaces, a shop front, multiple classroom spaces including audio visual facilities, and a new toilet block.

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“The Greek community make a wonderful contribution to Victoria’s culture and this commitment by the Liberals and Nationals will continue to support them,” Mr Davis said.

Liberal candidate for Clarinda, Anthony Richardson, said this announcement would support the Greek community across the south-east.

“Victoria’s Greek community is a vibrant and essential part of what makes Victoria such a great place to live.”

Liberal Candidate for Oakleigh, Jim Grivokostopoulos, said the funding pledge will ensure the Greek community in Victoria will have the resources to celebrate their culture with all Victorians.