Ngarara Place, RMIT University

Ngarara Place is an addition to the cultural and campus life of RMIT University. The purpose of the built project was to establish visible presence and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories as connected among the lands of the Kulin Nation. The building design and landscape were influenced by Country, with culture reflected through motifs and contemporary art.

Paleert Tjaara Dja Wadawurrung Healthy Country Plan

The Paleert Tjaara Dja, Let’s make Country good together 2020-2030 – Wadawurrung Country Plan is a documented plan that articulates how Wadawurrung see Country being cared for and managed over the next 10 years. The document includes information on Wadwurrung Country and culture. It serves as a resource providing principles, the Country plan, values, threats, programs and strategies.

Stolen Generations Marker, Remember Me

Stolen Generations Marker, Remember Me, by Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie is a permanent tribute to the Stolen Generations. The built project is situated on an important Aboriginal meeting place the project was guided by the Stolen Generations Marker Steering Group. Remember Me is an expression of cultural resilience, identity and connection to land and culture.

Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University

Institute of Koorie Education is a built project at Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus. The building aspires to express the spirit of Koorie culture and connect with the natural environment and landscape. The building is an educational institution with facilities to promote community.

Koorie Heritage Trust

The Koorie Heritage Trust is an organisation based in Melbourne that works to raise awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of Indigenous Australians, particularly in Victoria. They offer cultural resources including programs, training, family history and art services. The Koorie Heritage Trust building includes a public collection dedicated to Indigenous art and culture that includes artefacts, pictures and photographs.

Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) 

Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is a Victorian State Government project. The LXPR utilises Indigenous Design Guidelines created in consultation with WSP and Aboriginal Affairs Advisors to empower Traditional Owners and create further opportunities to share their culture and stories. The program involves the removal dangerous and congested level crossings.

Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute is Australia’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health research institute. The built project was designed with the priority of connection to Country.

Gunaikurnai Whole-of-Country Plan

This Whole-of-Country Plan is a written document developed by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, with the assistance of Native Title Services Victoria. The Whole of Country Plan document aims to bring together and add to the discussions that Gunaikurnai people have had during their fight for Native Title, and paint a picture of how they are now going to move forward. The document features culture, Country, a strategic framework, plan implementation and measuring progress.

In Absence Pavilion

In Absence Pavilion is a built project that invites audiences to understand the fallacy and ongoing legacy of the premise of Terra Nullius. The project sets out to combine contemporary architectural strategies and the semiotic potential of architecture, art and landscape to reveal resonant stories. Completed in 2019, it uses the context of the site and materials to celebrate Indigenous knowledge, heritage, culture and connection to Country.

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