Cultural and Visitor Centre
AEFI have been successful in securing funding through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.
The Cultural & Visitor Centre will become the new welcoming entry into the Secret Creek Sanctuary on the ground floor and a cultural arts centre upstairs. This has been in the planning for many years and is finally happening. We are collaborating with the local Indigenous group One Mob to inform the design of the centre, which will serve multiple uses:
Aboriginal Cultural Centre for the Indigenous group “One Mob”
Wildlife / Ecosystem Interpretative Centre for environmental education
Health and Wellbeing Community Centre for local community
Wildlife and Visitor Centre entry to Secret Creek Sanctuary
Point of sale for local artists
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.
Progress of the project:
Site plans, detailed designs as well as Environmental and Bushfire reports have been completed and we submitted a Development Application to Lithgow Council in July 2022.
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Visitor & Cultural Centre Elevation Plans