MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, February 16, 2018 (SBS): The Victorian Government on Friday announced it will provide more than US$127,000 to the Hindu Society of Victoria, also known as the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, to upgrade its Cultural and Heritage Centre. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott and Member for Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny joined the Indian community to make the announcement today. The Hindu Society of Victoria was established in 1982 and advocates for the cultural and spiritual needs of Victoria's Hindu community. Consecrated in 1994, the Society's spiritual and cultural precinct, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, is now largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere.
The new funding will be used to upgrade the driveway and entry points of the Cultural and Heritage Centre. It will also be used to add more than 300 car parks on the site. Government believes thousands of Hindu, Indian and wider community members from Carrum Downs and surrounding area will benefit from the project. Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott said, "The upgrades to the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple will help our Hindu community enshrine and share their values of compassion, selflessness, harmony, tolerance and respect."