Star tenant for the Pride Centre!


Melbourne, Australia, 10 December 2019 – The Victorian Pride Centre Board Chair Jude Munro AO, alongside Minister for Equality, Martin Foley MP, today announced Star Health as the Pride Centre’s first commercial tenant.

Star Health is a leading provider of primary health and community care services in the inner south east of Melbourne. It has agreed to take out the second floor of the Pride Centre to locate its administrative and organisational headquarters, along with outreach services.

Star Health has been delivering services for over 40 years, is Rainbow Tick accredited and committed to providing an inclusive service to the community, and work environment where individuals feel safe, affirmed and celebrated.

In line with the Pride Centre’s operational model, commercial tenants aligned to the LGBTIQ community, as owners or providers, are currently being selected to occupy a portion of the overall floor space within the Pride Centre.

The model, which is focused on sustainability and affordability, provides for a range of tenants across sectors and industries. Diversity in service offerings will ensure a vibrant holistic Centre.

Quotes Attributed to Minister for Equality, Martin Foley

“This is another great day in the evolution of the Victorian Pride Centre with the partnering of two organisations committed to equality, respect and decency for our LGBTIQ communities.”

“We look forward to the finalisation of the Pride Centre, it will be the beating heart of not just St Kilda, but of our LGBTIQ communities here in Melbourne and Australia.”

Quotes Attributed to Victorian Pride Centre Chair, Jude Munro AO

“We are excited to welcome the highly regarding and respected Star Health team as an anchor tenant to the Pride Centre in late 2020”.

“The Victorian Pride Centre is committed to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive space. Inclusiveness and equity underpin Star Health’s approach and closely reflect the Pride Centre’s recently adopted health and community service principles.”

Quotes Attributed to Star Health Board Chair, Tass Mousaferiadis

“At Star Health we are there for the health of all our community. To be a part of The Victorian Pride Centre aligns to our core values of building a community that embraces diversity. We are thrilled to be joining the Victorian Pride Centre in supporting their leadership of an exciting future for the LGBTIQ community.

Quotes Attributed to Star Health Acting CEO, Kent Burgess

“All of us at Star Health are excited to have found a place at the Victorian Pride Centre, in a building that is set to become an iconic community hub that will add so much to the LGBTIQ community, St Kilda and beyond.”

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L-R – VPC Board Director Peter McEwan, Star Health Acting CEO Kent Burgess, Star Health Community Volunteer Latoya Hoeg, Star Health Chair Tass Mousaferiadis, VPC Chair Jude Munro AO, Minister for Equality Martin Foley MP, Star Health Deputy Chair of Board of Directors Michelle Towstoless, VPC Acting CEO Justine Dalla Riva, Star Health GM Organisational Support and Development Helena Butkovich, Star Heath Community Participation Member Bill Tsialtas. On site at the Victorian Pride Centre.
Image credit: DeaNation (Dean Arcuri)

About the Victorian Pride Centre

The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing the LGBTIQ community together in a single and powerful space. It will be home to practical and supportive services as well as being an international tourist destination. The Victorian Pride Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation structured as a company limited by guarantee.

About Star Health

Star Health is a not-for-profit community health organisation that has been part of the local community for over 40 years. It provides coordinated care when and where needed so our community can achieve their health and wellbeing goals. Star Health is committed to providing an inclusive service and work environment where individuals feel safe, accepted, affirmed and celebrated. We are committed to equity, irrespective of cultural or linguistic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, religion or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, age, or abilities.

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Please visit www.pridecentre.org.au www.facebook.com/vicpridecentre

For further information contact Justine Dalla Riva, Acting CEO 0429 979153 or comms@pridecentre.org.au

Media contact for Star Health Kent Burgess, Acting CEO 0417 417 346 or marketing@starhealth.org.au

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