State cash for Thornbury's Islamic Museum 

Thornbury's Islamic Museum of Australia has received funding from the state government to assist its establishment as Australia's first museum dedicated to Islamic faith and culture.

Thornbury's Islamic Museum of Australia has received funding from the state government to assist its establishment as Australia's first museum dedicated to Islamic faith and culture. The museum has shared in $4 million from the government's multicultural facilities program. 

Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Nicholas Kotsiras said the grants would enhance the vibrancy of community facilities. The Victorian Maronite Community, also based in Thornbury, received funding to help build a reception hall.

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