The state of Victoria will spend 8 million dollars to renovate immigrant neighbourhoods of Melbourne, including greek ones, in order to attract more tourists. The initiative belongs to the Victorian Multicultural Commission, head of which is Giorgos Lekakis. This council is the link between different nationalities that live in the state, the Australian government and the society in large.
Among the Council’s current programs is the expenditure of 8 million dollars for the elevation of the ethnic style of the Melbourne neighbourhoods including the greek Lonsdale street, Italian neighbourhoods and Chinatown. The Victorian Multicultural Commission is a consultant to the government on multicultural issues and –amongst others- funds events and programmes of various nationalities.