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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aboriginal centre plans revealed

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

Design plans for the new Aboriginal Centre of Excellence in Western Sydney have been unveiled at a community open day.

NSW Aboriginal Affairs Minister Sarah Mitchell said the open day was a great way for the community to discuss the future of the centre.

“This project is a community partnership, and consultation with the broader community is crucial in ensuring the Aboriginal Centre of Excellence is a place where young Aboriginal people feel encouraged to dream big,” she said.

The $20 million project, due to open in November, will support young Aboriginal people to transition from school to further education and employment. It will be a resource for the Aboriginal community of Western Sydney.

Project advisory committee member Jake Thomson said the open day was a critical opportunity to engage the broader community about the role of the centre”. 

“It was an incredible opportunity for us as committee members to meet with community and hear their views on how the centre can best meet the needs of Aboriginal young people in Western Sydney,” he said.

“Although PAC has a critical role to play in guiding the project, we are also led by our community and their aspirations, to make sure we create the best possible place for everyone.”

The open day featured a range of free entertainment including headline act The Last Kinection and singer and advisory committee member Mi’Kaisha Masella.

For more information on the Aboriginal Centre of Excellence, visit HERE

Young dancers at the open day in western Sydney

The Koori Mail is a media partner of Show Me The Way.

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