The state’s Chinese communities will once again be supported to hold cultural celebrations and festivals by a re-elected Perrottet Liberal Government.
Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said a re-elected Liberal Government will invest $900,000 over four years to help Chinese communities celebrate major events and festivals across the state.
“We believe in helping our state’s diverse communities be proud of who they are, and one of the ways we do that is by helping them celebrate their culture with everyone,” Mr Coure said.
“We are once again committing to support to Chinese communities by providing $225,000 a year for four years to do just that.”
Over the past four years, the Perrottet Liberals invested more than $800,000 into Chinese community groups and organisations to host events and festivals throughout the state.
Liberal Member for Willoughby, Tim James, said it is only the Perrottet Liberal Government that continues to invest in local communities and support cultural celebrations.
“Holding major cultural festivals and events is one way to showcase that pride, but also to bring people together, share the spirit of many cultures and celebrate the great harmony and diversity we all treasure” Mr James said.
Liberal candidate for Davidson Matt Cross said the Chinese community has long been an integral part of the state’s multicultural society.
“For generations, the Chinese community has been helping build our state, especially in my local area, to be the great place it is today and has a lot to be proud of.” Mr Cross said.