Victoria’s migrant diversity and history will be celebrated through the recently completed Darebin Migration Heritage Project.

The pilot project, initiated by the City of Darebin and co-coordinated with Heritage Victoria, uses new methods to identify places of significance, including oral histories, exhibitions and local festivals.

Minister for Planning Matthew Guy said: “Victoria is seen as a national leader in heritage recognition and management. The purpose of this pilot project with the City of Darebin was to further involve people from post-war migration backgrounds in identifying places important to them.”

By identifying places of significance, the migrant story will be able to be told and Victorians can learn more about the migrant experience.

“Through the histories of others we are always able to learn more about ourselves and there will always be interesting and informative pages from the book of migrant stories,” Guy said.