WIRADJURI COMMUNITY SPACE NEARS COMPLETION

Work on Wellington’s new $600,000 Wiradjuri community space is expected to be finished next month.

Located in the town’s former visitor information centre, the new Wellington space will showcase Aboriginal artefacts and provide a place for the community to meet.

Dubbo Regional Council received a $600,000 State Government grant for the project. Community consultation helped select the site for an Aboriginal Keeping Place.

Work on the Wiradjuri community space in Cameron Park is being done by Dubbo-based David Payne Constructions.

Installation of displays and artefacts will take several months after construction and renovation works have been completed.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields said: “The space will be a wonderful new facility in Wellington for Wiradjuri people.”

The Wiradjuri people are originally from the land that is bordered by the Lachlan, Macquarie and Murrumbidgee rivers in central New South Wales. Wiradjuri means “people of the three rivers” and traditionally these rivers were the primary source of food for the Wiradjuri people.

Wellington’s Wiradjuri community space is one three new Dubbo Regional Council projects promoting the culture and heritage of local Aboriginal people. Council this year is also constructing Wiradjuri Park at Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden and a new Wiradjuri Tourism Centre in Dubbo.

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Last Edited: 09 Jan 2020

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