Melbourne Multicultural Hub Opens Its Doors To All Saturday 18th October, 2008

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17 October 2008


Melbourne Multicultural Hub opens its doors to all

Saturday 18th October, 2008


Melbourne’s new Multicultural Hub is open for business, offering the cities many culturally diverse

communities a range of services and a central place to gather, interact and connect.


Operated by Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES) on behalf of the City of Melbourne, the

Multicultural Hub provides formal and informal meeting spaces, shared office facilities a computer lab

and internet access.


The Hub will service a broad range of Melbourne’s multicultural communities and networks including

established migrants groups, new and emerging communities, Indigenous communities, international

students and multi-faith networks.


To celebrate the opening, and to give Melbourne’s communities an opportunity to experience the facility,

AMES and the City of Melbourne are hosting an Open House at the Multicultural Hub from 11am-3pm on

Saturday 18th October.


AMES Chief Executive Officer, Ian McHutchison, said the Multicultural Hub is an important addition to

Melbourne’s rich and diverse cultural make-up, with the city already recognised as Australia’s

multicultural capital. 


“The Melbourne Multicultural Hub is a significant new feature for Melbourne, offering our diverse mix of

communities a unique space to come together and work in a safe and supportive environment, while

offering an opportunity to enhance relationships between cultural groups,” Mr McHutchison said.


“AMES is thrilled to play a role in managing this fantastic resource.”


The City of Melbourne’s Lord Mayor John So said the Multicultural Hub is an opportunity for the city to

help strengthen community connections and foster good will. 


“The hub is a central place for the city’s culturally diverse communities to meet, interact, collaborate and

create increased opportunities for the sharing of knowledge,” the Lord Mayor said.


Tours of the Multicultural Hub building will be running every 15 minutes, from 11.00am until 3.00pm on

the day and information packs will be available.


Free refreshments and fruit will be provided on the day.

 

Where:

506 Elizabeth Street, across from Queen Victoria Market on the corner of Therry

Street

When: 

Saturday 18th October, between 11am and 3pm


For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:


Felicity Reynolds – Communications Manager – AMES, Ph: 03 9938 4713 M: 0412 090 558






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