Amid Indian community and business leaders’ gathering in Springfield on May 16, it was announced that, if elected, an Albanese Labor Government will provide $3.5 million towards the building of the India House cultural centre in Greater Springfield, South East Queensland’s fast-growing Western Corridor.

This initiative is part of Labor’s plan to deliver a better future for multicultural communities, and it will bring economic, cultural and community benefits to Queensland, and the Ipswich and Springfield region. India House will provide a dedicated hub for community activities, programs and services, and serve as a meeting place for various local Indian community and business associations and clubs.

Among the distinguished guests at the gathering, besides Milton Dick MP and Shayne Neumann MP, were Australia India House (AIHCF) President Prof. Prasad Yarlagadda OAM; Australia India Business Council Ltd. National Chair Dr Jim Varghese AM; AIBC Qld Chapter President Nik Senapati; and Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland (FICQ) Former President and Advisor Dr Ram Mohan. 

Springfield City Group Chairman Dr Maha Sinnathamby is generously donating the land for the India House building, among the other donors.