Cultural and Visitor Centre
AEFI have been successful in securing funding through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. AEFI are collaborating with the local Indigenous group One Mob to build a Cultural and Visitor Centre at Secret Creek Sanctuary. The centre will provide a place for local Indigenous communities to come together preserving and disseminating their cultural heritage to the wider community.
The centre will complement and enhance the current infrastructure on site with multiple uses:
1) Aboriginal Cultural Centre for the Indigenous group "One Mob" for the Lithgow region
2) Wildlife/Ecosystem Interpretative Centre for environmental education
3) Health and Wellbeing Community Centre for local community
4) Wildlife and Visitor Centre entry to Secret Creek Sanctuary
This project also aims to create jobs for the indigenous community as well as engaging local Indigenous artists to either sell their artwork or educate local and regional youth around art, song, dance and language. Health and wellbeing service providers (e.g yoga, pilates, counselling) have been sourced to provide services to assist with building resilience within the local community. The centre will also provide a space for the wider local community, such as school groups, small businesses, community organisations and general public to meet and carry out activities to build community resilience such as information sessions, workshops, trainings etc.
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