Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre

Project Status

In progress

Project Type

Infrastructure & Buildings

Timeline

Start: Mid 2018 Finish: Mid 2021

Budget

$5M

The Centre will be located on land across the road from the Bibra Lake Regional Playground on Progress Drive.

The concept for the Centre came from the City of Cockburn Reconciliation Action Plan 2011. The Centre is proposed to be a place of learning about Nyungar culture, language, music, art and dance. It will include a range of experiences and activities for a broad age range of the community. Activities and spaces to be offered may include:
  • Meeting Rooms and  multi-purpose rooms for community events and programs
  • Art Gallery
  • Retail Shop
  • Café
  • Indigenous educational programs that fit the school curriculum
  • A Keeping Place to preserve, protect and promote culture.
  • Bush story trail – may be a guided bush tucker / bush medicine walk
  • Tool making and spear or boomerang throwing workshops
  • Art, music and dance performances and workshops
  • Visitors information and static displays – interpretive centre with timeline stories, hands on activities. Displays likely to include traditional clothing, artefacts and weapons
  • Welcome to Country – point of contact for booking the appropriate person to conduct the Welcome to Country Ceremony
  • Dance troupes - point of contact for the booking of dance troupes.
All of the above is subject to community consultation.
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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