Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre

Project Status

In progress

Project Type

Infrastructure & Buildings


Start: Mid 2018 Finish: Mid 2021



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
  • CafĂ©
  • 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.

Environmental considerations

As part of the concept design development phase of the project, the following work will be undertaken:
  • A consultant will conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment in spring 2019
  • A traffic management and impact assessment will be undertaken in the next 4 months
    • Vehicles will be able to access the centre from North Lake Road and Gwilliam Drive, travelling approximately 200 metres along Progress Drive to reach the centre
  • The City’s Travelsmart officer will promote the use of public transport and cycling to access the centre
    • One of the criteria for determining the location was that public transport and bike paths  were available 
  • The Environmental Services and Community Development team will work closely with the architect to ensure environmentally sustainable design and sustainable operational principles are adhered to
  • The City will be following its Sustainability Policy.
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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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