NSW Government double down on support for Greek Festival of Sydney

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A re-elected NSW Liberal and National Government will invest $800,000 over the next four years to continue supporting the Greek Festival of Sydney.

Making the funding commitment during the Festival’s 2023 program launch, Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said the Greek Festival of Sydney is a premier cultural event and a major part of NSW’s multicultural calendar.

“In 2019, on behalf of the NSW Liberals and Nationals, I committed $400,000 over four years to help take this great event from strength to strength,” Mr Coure said.

“I am proud to say, we will double this investment to $800,000 in our next term of government.”

“This is an incredibly important event that has been bringing hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life together in a fun and family-friendly environment to celebrate all things Greek.”

The NSW Liberals and Nationals have also committed to bringing the main Festival back to the Grand Parade in Brighton-Le-Sands after more than 20 years for a one-off special celebration.

Minister Coure said both of these commitments demonstrate the NSW Liberals and Nationals’ belief that cultural diversity should be celebrated.

“The Greek community has played a special role in helping build our rich multicultural society, and I am so proud to say we will be helping continue taking this event to even bigger heights,” Mr Coure said.

President of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW Harry Danalis welcomed the commitment to provide much needed assistance to the Greek Festival of Sydney.

“The NSW Government and Mr Coure have once again demonstrated their belief and commitment to the Greek community, the Greek Festival of Sydney and to the promotion of multiculturalism in NSW,” Mr Danalis said.

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