Fitzroy St Pride Centre gets $15 million from state government 

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The state government has approved the business case for the first Victorian Pride Centre, injecting it with $15 million to start its work.  

“This $15 million grant is the single most significant contribution that has been made by any level of government in Australia to the LGBTI community,” said Victorian Pride Centre board chair Jude Munro. 

“The approval of the business case demonstrates the long term financial viability of the Victorian Pride Centre. The $15 million will leverage the Fitzroy Street St Kilda site offered to us by the City of Port Phillip following our comprehensive expression of interest process launched in November last year. The site has been valued at $13 million,” Ms Munro said. 

The Centre hopes the announcement will catalyse their fundraising efforts to raise the rest of the $35 million required for the building. 

“The Victorian Pride Centre will be a welcoming home to the many diverse organisations, informal groups and people that make up our community in Victoria,” she said. 

The site was announced in March and this is the second major milestone in the seven months. 

Australia’s first Pride Centre will work towards a safer environment for individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations.  

 

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