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In this podcast, the City of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss shares her thoughts on the announcement of the Pride Centre location and the councils support for the LGBTI community over the years.

The Minister for Equality the Hon. Martin Foley this morning made the announcement that the long awaited Victorian Pride Centre will be built in St Kilda, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing it will be based at 79-81 Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. An extensive consultation period was conducted with the LGBTI community to identify what was the important elements of a successful Pride Centre, particularly around location, and this feedback was factored in to the decision to choose St Kilda. The St Kilda site was successful as it was vacant and was offered on a freehold basis to the Victorian Pride Centre on behalf of the LGBTI community, provided it operates there for the next 20 years. The Labor Government has invested $15 million toward the Pride Centre which will be bigger than San Francisco’s LGBTI Community Centre.

For more info see the media release from the Department of Equality Special thanks to Matthew Wade at Star Observer for the supplied photos.

 

 

About the author: Jason

 

Jason Gipps is production manager at JOY 94.9. He has 9 years' experience in audio production. Jason was production assistant at JOY from 2007 to 2011 and has been head of production since January 2012. Jason is also producer/ presenter of the Australia wide community radio network program 'Asian Pop Radio Australia'

For all production service inquiries, either commercial or community oriented, please email Jason on jason.gipps@joy.org.au or call 1300 JOY 949.

 

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