It is with great pleasure that I send my congratulations to the Chinatown Precinct Association and the Melbourne Dai Loong Association for its 2022 Melbourne Chinatown Multicultural Celebrations.
I sincerely thank these two associations for their service to the Chinese community in Victoria and for generously enabling us to share in this vibrant and ancient culture. Chinatown itself has been a hub for Chinese migrants since 1851 and remains a centre for entrepreneurship and discovery for both Victorians and visitors from around the world.
As we come together again to celebrate after what has certainly been a difficult time, I wish all involved with this wonderful event the very best as you reopen your doors and rekindle business relationships and friendships.
In doing so, you provide Victorians with the opportunity to engage again with the Chinese community which is an essential part of Victoria’s multicultural success story, and play an important role in the rejuvenation of Victoria after the pandemic.
I thank all Chinese Victorians for the enormous contribution they make to the social, economic and cultural prosperity of our state and wish you all a joyous celebration.
The Hon. Ros Spence MP
Minister for Multicultural Affairs