Since the redevelopment of the Barangaroo site was approved, there has been a consistent view that Barangaroo presents a unique opportunity to showcase the dynamic culture of Australia’s First Peoples on their own terms and honour the memory of Barangaroo, the woman.
Cox Inall Ridgeway has been providing support to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to conduct a consultation process about a proposal for a national centre of Indigenous art and culture at Barangaroo, Sydney. Specifically, efforts have sought to identify how such a centre might look; what it might represent; and how it might be delivered.
As part of this process, Cox Inall Ridgeway facilitated the establishment of partnership arrangements with the Local Aboriginal Land Councils, and engagement of selected cultural centre ‘champions’ to advocate and guide the proposal development. A series of consultation sessions with selected senior Indigenous leaders across the country was also coordinated and facilitated as part of this process.
These consultation efforts have given the Authority confidence in the support amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop a proposal for a national centre of Indigenous art and culture at Barangaroo. The process has allowed the Authority to build stronger relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community across the country as the proposal gathers momentum.