NSW Labor Party has promised to provide $2.75 million to support the Sikh community to upgrade the facilities of the Glenwood Gurdwara if they form a government after March 25 state election.
Chris Minns, NSW Labor Leader says, “The Glenwood Gurdwara is considered one of the southern hemisphere’s largest Sikh temples, and it is a 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.”
The funding will be provided to progress the Masterplan for Glenwood Gurdwara Complex by the Australian Sikh Association (ASA).
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 has 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,” He added.
What is Glenwood Gurdwara Complex?
The ASA says they will build an aged care facility, child care facility, short-term accommodation facility, multi-storey carpark, auditorium, heritage museum, gymnasium and new classrooms for its language school at the site.
The funding promise comprises $2.5 million to progress the long-term Master plan. 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.
“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,” added Mr Minns.
The commitment is part of NSW Labor’s Fresh Start Plan to support faith communities right across the State.