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Cover image of the Aboriginal Cultural Centre project brand identity document

Business case approved 

Members were advised that the State Government had considered and approved the Aboriginal Cultural Centre (ACC) business case. The next stage of the project is the project definition phase which will see the scope, cost, schedule refined and project delivery risks identified in the business case are addressed.

Aboriginal membership on subcommittees

It had been identified that there is a risk in the lack of Aboriginal representation on subcommittees which may prevent important cultural considerations and advice being considered in decision making processes.

Steering Committee members were invited to nominate to sit on the Project Control Group and the Access and Mobility Working Group. The following members were endorsed:

  • Project Control Group — Mr John McGuire and Ms Carol Martin, with Mr Tony Lee as the proxy for both members.
  • Access and Mobility Working Group — Mr Barry Winmar and Ms Cheryl Martin.

Communications update

The committee was presented with the interim brand identity developed with a local Aboriginal-led design agency and the Aboriginal community members on the Steering Committee. It was designed to reflect the collaboration with Aboriginal people that differentiates this project from other State Government cultural institutions and initiatives, and to create an Aboriginal inspired concept during the planning phase of the project. 

The committee also endorsed a communications strategy that provides a framework for managing the communications functions for the project, along with a communications kit providing high-level information for Aboriginal members of the Steering Committee.

It was noted that an editorial style guide and a social media strategy are also being developed and will be presented to the committee in 2024.

Project definition workplan

The Project Definition Plan (PDP) workplan was presented to the Steering Committee. The workplan maps out the activities and timeframes for undertaking the PDP and breaks down the tasks to be completed into five working groups. Regular updates will be provided to the Project Control Group, with any relevant issues reported to the Steering Committee.

Risk and procurement workshops occurred in the current phase of project development, with outcomes to be presented to the Steering Committee in 2024.

Access and mobility working group progress

An initial assessment of parking and access needs for the project site location at Terrace Road carpark was presented to the group. There will be further work undertaken to determine the ongoing needs on the site.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023