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Join us on our journey planning an Aboriginal Cultural Centre for PAE

Puki Puki tampi'dlu, nartangka wapi'dlu, marnintya (Welcome. Let us recognise the past, act in the present and build a better future)

Naa marni (are you all good)?

We have been working closely with local Aboriginal Custodians, including our Aboriginal Advisory Panel, to create a shared vision for a new Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Yerta Bulti, the heart of Port Adelaide.

We invite you to join us on this journey, take a few moments to continue down the page, you can learn more about the project and share your thoughts.

Your responses will be valuable to the ongoing development of the project and help us to understand and inform Council about community views.

Our shared vision

The concept of an Aboriginal Cultural Centre in PAE has been discussed for more than 20 years.

Our Aboriginal Advisory Panel, Elders and community, our Project Custodians, have been instrumental in developing this shared ambition.

Our shared vision is

  • A place for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to learn, experience and be immersed in Aboriginal culture.
  • A culturally safe place to gather. A place to practice, share, celebrate and record culture past, present and emerging.
  • A place to connect to country and culture.

The Aboriginal Cultural Centre is envisaged as a community place providing a range of activities and opportunities for both First Nations and non-First Nations people. It will be an authentic place to be immersed in local culture.

The Centre will have indoor and outdoor activity and performance spaces, public amenities, office and meeting rooms, extensive landscaping, artwork and entry statements and areas with access to the water.

What is the proposed location?

The proposed site is the Western Region Park, Port Adelaide, with its direct connection to Yerta Bulti Country (the area around the Port River) and the rich cultural history of the Kaurna People.

Aboriginal Cultural Centre, location map, Western Region Reserve, Yerta Bulti, Port Adelaide

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Continue down the page to Listen and Learn more about the project

Ingrid O’Loughlin artwork, orange circle

Project Custodians share their thoughts on the meaning of the journey, the cultural centre, place, culture and Country (four short videos).

Continue down the page to learn more about the project

Ingrid O'Loughlin artwork - orange circle
Ingrid O'Loughlin artwork - orange circle

Share your thoughts, submit a comment at the top of the page or a private comment below


Stay connected

Soon, we’ll be asking you how you would like to experience the Centre, and to give feedback on the plan.

Please click the +Follow button at the top of the page to receive updates on next steps.


Artwork, Orange Circles, by Ingrid O'Loughlin

Ingrid O'Loughlin artwork - Orange circle

Public Consultation Policy

All submissions will be treated as public documents upon receipt. Individuals will not be identified publicly without permission.

Closing the loop

The City of PAE will make efforts to 'close-the-loop' with project contributors and followers. We may occasionally send information to acknowledge a contribution, provide key updates on engagement and project processes and outcomes.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Phone - 08 8405 6600

Email - consultation@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

Website - www.cityofpae.sa.gov.au


Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement Policy


Acknowledgement of Country

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield would like to acknowledge that these projects and engagements are taking place on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the continued relationship that Aboriginal people have with their country, culture and beliefs. We further acknowledge the important contributions that Aboriginal people continue to play within our shared community.