A NSW Labor Government will provide $2.75 million to support the Sikh community to upgrade the facilities of the Glenwood Gurdwara.
The funding will be provided to the Australian Sikh Association (ASA) to help them progress the Masterplan for the Glenwood Gurdwara Complex.
The ASA’s vision for the site includes an aged care facility, child care facility, short term accommodation facility, multistorey carpark, auditorium, heritage museum, gymnasium and new classrooms for its language school.
The funding comprises $2.5 million to progress the long-term Masterplan. An additional $250,000 will be provided for an urgent upgrade of the Gurdwara to relocate bathrooms and create additional office space and private meeting rooms.
The commitment is part of NSW Labor’s Fresh Start Plan to support faith communities right across the State.
Quotes Attributable to Chris Minns, NSW Labor Leader
“The Glenwood Gurdwara is considered one of the southern hemisphere’s largest Sikh temples, and it is place where the dynamic and growing Sikh community comes together from all over NSW.”
“NSW Labor is pleased to support the ASA and its plans to better serve the Sikh community in NSW.”
“NSW Labor has always been the champion of our multicultural and multifaith communities, and we look forward to working with the Sikh community on this project if we form Government after the election.”
Quotes Attributable to Dr Albel Singh Kang, ASA Company Secretary
“We welcome the support of NSW Labor and their commitment towards the redevelopment of our Glenwood Gurdwara Complex. We are particularly pleased that NSW Labor have found our Masterplan for the further development of our complex and construction of additional critical infrastructure, worthy of their support.”
“The Masterplan is an exciting project which will deliver lasting benefits to the growing Sikh and wider local community, from our older citizens right through to the next generation of Sikh Australians. The Gurdwara is open to everyone without any discrimination based on caste, creed or colour.”