Consultation has concluded

Vietnamese Museum proposal

Council is considering supporting the Vietnamese Community of Australia (VCA) to establish a Vietnamese Museum at the rear of 220 Barkly Street. Along with a museum, there would also be a gallery and education and community spaces.

The proposed museum would provide a much-needed venue for Vietnamese contemporary cultural events in Footscray and provide an opportunity to educate the broader community about the important role the Vietnamese community and Vietnamese immigration has played in our history.

It would also reinforce Footscray as the centre of Vietnamese culture in Melbourne's West, attracting visitors and tourists to Central Footscray who will spend money in other businesses.

The VMA has so far secured $9.45million in funding from the Federal and State governments and a pledge of $6million from a private donor.

Council is seeking community feedback on the use of the rear of 220 Barkly Street for the proposed Vietnamese Museum.

Have your say by completing the online survey by 22 November 2019