Bibra Lake Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre

Consultation has concluded

27 May 2019

We are now collating all your feedback on the proposed Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre.

Location

The location of the centre is on Progress Drive, Bibra Lake (shown on map). It is opposite the playground, in a sandy and mostly cleared area.

What will the centre offer?

The centre will showcase Aboriginal and specifically Wadjak Nyungar culture, to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

It will provide an opportunity to share stories and Aboriginal culture through:

  • Workshops in tool making and spear/boomerang throwing
  • Art displays
  • Music and dance performances
  • Interpretive displays with timeline stories
  • Hands on activities.

The adjoining bushland can be used for educational nature bush walks and cultural tours, such as:

  • Bush tucker
  • Bush medicine
  • Wildflowers.

The diverse range of native animals in the area, can also be incorporated into educational displays and walks.

The centre will also include a café, a visitors information service and an outlet to sell local arts and crafts.

The Visitors Information Service will provide information about local tourism activities, attractions, and experiences.

Background

The City has been working on ways to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This includes the adoption of the City of Cockburn Reconciliation Action Plan.

The centre was first identified in the 2011 Reconciliation Action Plan. It couples the need for a visitors centre to service the area, with a way to connect to Aboriginal culture.

Feasibility study

A $15,000 grant was secured by the City to conduct a feasibility study.

Research, community consultation and stakeholder engagement were done to determine the feasibility of the project.

Recommendations were made on the:

  • Feasibility of the Centre
  • Preferred operational and management model
  • Preferred location
  • Capital works cost of the facility
  • Operational income and expenditure budget of the facility.

Following the above work, an educational and tourism model for the centre was recommended.

Designing the centre

In January 2019, the City engaged Holton Connor Architects & Planners to design the centre.

The design work is being undertaken in consultation with the community.

The building design could blend with the landscape by using natural materials, designs and colours.

The design direction would be considerate of the Aboriginal community and Cultural requirements.

How to provide your feedback

The feedback period closed on 27 May 2019.

27 May 2019

We are now collating all your feedback on the proposed Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre.

Location

The location of the centre is on Progress Drive, Bibra Lake (shown on map). It is opposite the playground, in a sandy and mostly cleared area.

What will the centre offer?

The centre will showcase Aboriginal and specifically Wadjak Nyungar culture, to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

It will provide an opportunity to share stories and Aboriginal culture through:

  • Workshops in tool making and spear/boomerang throwing
  • Art displays
  • Music and dance performances
  • Interpretive displays with timeline stories
  • Hands on activities.

The adjoining bushland can be used for educational nature bush walks and cultural tours, such as:

  • Bush tucker
  • Bush medicine
  • Wildflowers.

The diverse range of native animals in the area, can also be incorporated into educational displays and walks.

The centre will also include a café, a visitors information service and an outlet to sell local arts and crafts.

The Visitors Information Service will provide information about local tourism activities, attractions, and experiences.

Background

The City has been working on ways to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This includes the adoption of the City of Cockburn Reconciliation Action Plan.

The centre was first identified in the 2011 Reconciliation Action Plan. It couples the need for a visitors centre to service the area, with a way to connect to Aboriginal culture.

Feasibility study

A $15,000 grant was secured by the City to conduct a feasibility study.

Research, community consultation and stakeholder engagement were done to determine the feasibility of the project.

Recommendations were made on the:

  • Feasibility of the Centre
  • Preferred operational and management model
  • Preferred location
  • Capital works cost of the facility
  • Operational income and expenditure budget of the facility.

Following the above work, an educational and tourism model for the centre was recommended.

Designing the centre

In January 2019, the City engaged Holton Connor Architects & Planners to design the centre.

The design work is being undertaken in consultation with the community.

The building design could blend with the landscape by using natural materials, designs and colours.

The design direction would be considerate of the Aboriginal community and Cultural requirements.

How to provide your feedback

The feedback period closed on 27 May 2019.

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