An Aboriginal Gathering Place is a welcoming, inclusive and culturally safe space where all Aboriginal people have a sense of belonging. It is a space designed to foster reconciliation and healing, for Aboriginal people as well as non-Aboriginal people, with access to programs and services that strengthen culture and enhance wellbeing. While 14 Aboriginal Gathering Places exist across Victoria, there are none in the Northern Metropolitan region.
We are looking to partner with both Federal and State Governments, as well as our community, including the Whittlesea Aboriginal Gathering Place Advisory Group to build this important purpose-built Aboriginal Gathering Place in Quarry Hills Regional Park, South Morang.
The rapidly growing communities in our north urgently need a regional sports and aquatic facility. The proposed facility will include compliant indoor and outdoor sports courts which will increase female participation in sports as seen in other communities, as well as a 50m multipurpose pool and gymnasium to improve both physical and mental health outcomes for our community
This state-of-the-art regional sports and aquatic facility is Council’s single largest social infrastructure investment, which we are seeking to partner with both Federal and State Governments to deliver.