Connecting with Country Framework

Connecting with Country is a framework for developing connections with Country to inform the planning, design, and delivery of built environment projects in NSW. The document has been written by and with Aboriginal experts in spatial design in collaboration with Government Architects NSW staff. It is an evolving document reflecting an increasing body of knowledge and practice.

Campuses on Countries Engagement Report

The written document is an Engagement Report for the Campuses on Countries: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Design Framework. The document was published by the University of Queensland in 2021. It provides a report overview, insight into the engagement process and findings, campus context and recommendations.

Campuses on Countries Design Framework

Campuses on Countries is a written document featuring an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Design Framework at The University of Queensland. The document was published by the University of Queensland in 2021 to serve as a guide for architects, designers, project managers and construction staff in all future projects.

Shaping Country

A written research report about cultural engagement in Australia’s built environment. The report focuses on adapting the way processes are used to design built environments to include community, culture and Country.

Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country, published in 2021, is the second book in a six-book series. The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas, with the second book focusing on Design. The book explores building on Country and two different ways of understanding the natural world: ancient and modern.

Planning Connects 2019: Designing with Country

Planning Connects is a video recorded webinar from 2019 that explores Designing with Country. The presenters are Principal Architect for GNSW Dillon Kombumerri and Spatial Designer Daniele Hromek.

Designing with Country

Designing with Country is a part of the Connecting with Country Framework. It involves taking a Country-centred approach with spatial design opportunities that improve the functional design of projects and reinforce a connection with Country.

Aboriginal Cultural Values: An Approach for Engaging with Country

A document providing an approach for engaging with Country, community and culture, as part of planning, design and environmental management disciplines. Included is an overview of a process for developing a masterplan framework for caring for Country. This written document is directed towards planners, environmental managers, architects, designers, engineers, public servants, developers and decisionmakers who are directly affecting Country through their work.