Pick My Project: Imam Kadhim Mosque The Iraqi Community Centre, Shepparton

The Imam Kadhim Mosque Community of Shepparton have submitted a project for “Pick My Project“, a community grants initiative offered by the Victorian Government.


Pick My Project is a Victorian-first community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area.

Anyone may suggest a project, and anyone (resident in Victoria) can register and Pick their favourite Project. Right now, it’s time to vote! Pick your three favourite project ideas in your local community and help make them a reality!

Voting is quick and simple, and open until 5pm, Monday 17 September:

  1. Register for a Pick My Project account. If you already have an account, simply sign in.
  2. Select your local community by entering your suburb or address. You can then browse the project ideas in your local community and create a shortlist of your favourites.
  3. Pick your three favourite project ideas from your shortlist and verify your mobile number. You’ll then be able to submit your votes.

Imam Kadhim Mosque The Iraqi Community Centre Welcoming Shepparton Community
Building Interface to the centre on Historic Iraqi Islamic style.


This project idea, (created and planned over the last three years after the success of the centre and mosque) is to attract a larger number of tourists and the local community to visit; in addition to visits from government and education department who’ve shown passion to learn more about Arabic and Islamic culture and traditions. The only thing that has been lacking at the centre is a historical entrance/front design, telling the story of Islamic art and Arabic heritage. The second phase of this project, in the future, would be a small museum enhancing the centre for visitors.

There are a lot of great benefits from this project:

1 – The local community will get to know more about our art, traditions and culture.
2 – New migrants will understand what community is, how it’s embodied in Australia.
3 – Sharing our cultures, arts and traditions with the wider local community will reduce fear and worry, creating greater inclusion.
4 – The addition of a tourist landmark to the city will attract more tourists from other cities and the chance to learn more about multiculturalism in Shepparton.

If you wish, you may select this project and vote for it on Pick My Project!


 Imam Kadhim Mosque, circa 2005

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