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Brimbank City Council Approves Sale of Land for Vietnamese Museum Australia


MEDIA RELEASE

Brimbank City Council has announced the approval of the sale of a parcel of land located at 121-123 Durham Road, Sunshine, to Vietnamese Museum Australia following an extensive community consultation process. The decision was made during the council meeting held on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024.

This landmark decision marks a significant milestone for both the Vietnamese Australian and Multicultural communities. Vietnamese Museum Australia expresses its utmost gratitude to Brimbank City Council for their continued support throughout this process.

The establishment of Australia’s first Vietnamese museum will serve as a testament to the enduring spirit and resilience of the Vietnamese people and will not only showcase the rich heritage and contributions of the Vietnamese community to Australian society but also serve as a beacon of cultural understanding and appreciation. It will provide a platform for preserving and sharing the vibrant tapestry of Vietnamese culture, history, and traditions with current and future generations.

Vietnamese Museum Australia eagerly anticipates the commencement of the establishment process and looks forward to working closely with Brimbank City Council, as well as the support of both State and Commonwealth governments, to bring this historic project to fruition.

Quotes attributable to Bruce Mildenhall, Chairperson of Vietnamese Museum Australia

“We are delighted at the Brimbank Council decision to sell us this centrally located site for the Vietnamese Museum of Australia”.

“It will provide great access for the Vietnamese Australian and wider community to this incredible story of the flight and successful settlement of the boat people”.

Quotes attributable to the Hon. Ingrid Stitt, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

“The Victorian Government is proud to have provided $6.7 million to Vietnamese Museum Australia through multicultural infrastructure funding to support the build of this historical facility.

“As a first of its kind in Australia, this museum will preserve the history of Vietnamese migration to Victoria and Australia more broadly and celebrate our Vietnamese

communities by providing a space to share the stories that form part of their cultural identity”.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Tammy Nguyen

Head of Museum Operations

Vietnamese Museum Australia

0403 256 430

tammy.nguyen@vietnamesemuseum.com.au

About Vietnamese Museum Australia

Vietnamese Museum Australia is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Vietnamese Australian community. Through exhibitions, programs, and initiatives, the museum aims to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Vietnamese history, the legacy of the ‘boat people’ and serve as a beacon for the Vietnamese Community of Australia and its broader non-Vietnamese community.