Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre

Project Status

In progress

Project Type

Infrastructure & Buildings

Timeline

Start: Mid 2018 Finish: Late 2022

Budget

$5M

The Centre will be located on land across the road and to the South of the Bibra Lake Regional Playground on Progress Drive. In 2020-21 detailed designs for the new centre will be developed using feedback from community consultation. Construction may commence during this period although it is dependent on the City receiving partial grant funding. The project is due for completion late 2022.

What will the centre include?

The Cultural Centre is proposed to be a place of recognition and learning about Nyungar culture, language, music, art and dance. The Centre will also include a Visitors Information Centre and Cafe. Activities and spaces to be offered may include:
  • Interpretive Aboriginal Cultural Space with historical timeline and dreamtime stories, hands on educational activities, and interactive displays likely to include traditional artefacts.
  • Aboriginal educational programs that fit the school curriculum
  • Art Gallery and Exhibition space
  • Spaces and activities to maintain, protect and promote Nyungar culture.
  • Bush story cultural trails – guided cultural tours including bush tucker / bush medicine walks
  • Art, music and dance performances and workshops
  • Visitors Information Centre and Retail Shop that provides local tourism information and sells local products and gifts.
  • CafĂ©
  • Meeting Rooms and multipurpose rooms for Aboriginal community use and community reconciliation events and programs
  • Tool making, food gathering and spear or boomerang throwing workshops
  • Welcome to Country – point of contact for booking the appropriate person to conduct the Welcome to Country Ceremony
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training
  • Nyungar Language classes and cooking classes
For more information call 08 9411 3444 or email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.