Tuesday, 7 March 2023


Shree Swaminarayan Temple

Shree Swaminarayan Temple

Jackson TAYLOR (Bayswater) (19:32): (80) We are so incredibly lucky to have a diverse and proudly multicultural community in the electorate that I represent, one that is home to beautiful temples, one being the Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Boronia. I have been a proud supporter of this wonderful temple and this community, who go out of their way to support their community and indeed the broader community. I am equally chuffed that the Andrews Labor government provided $243,750 to back in this amazing temple with much-needed upgrades. So I wish to raise a matter for the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. The action that I seek is for the minister to come on down to the Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Boronia to understand further what the investment is delivering and the difference it will make to our community. The funding will deliver upgrades to their temple and community facilities, including flooring and carpet replacement, kitchen and non-working equipment upgrades, main roof replacement and solar energy system installation.

A member: Yes, love that.

Jackson TAYLOR: You love it – absolutely love it – because having safe and secure places to celebrate and share cultural history and traditions ensures our multicultural communities can continue to build connections, share traditions and celebrate diversity, and locally it will mean they can keep doing their incredibly valuable work. I am so proud to support this amazing community, who do so much to support our community. I am absolutely stoked by our government’s commitment to back in our multicultural communities right across Knox and indeed all of Victoria, as it is one of the very best things about our state.