ROEBOURNE CULTURAL COMPLEX
7 YEARS IN THE PLANNING
cultural-comp-pic.jpgAfter 7 years of community consultation, planning and raising funds to purchasing the land, NYFL commenced construction of the Roebourne Cultural Complex in 2011. The complex is located in the centre of Roebourne and will be of major importance to the improvement of Roebourne, as well as being of significant cultural importance to the Ngarluma and Yinjibarndi people .
The Cultural Complex will be owned and operated by NYFL and will provide the cultural, linguistic, artistic, social and environmental needs, wants and desires of Roebourne’s local Aboriginal Community, whilst economically sustaining itself through encouraging custom from visitors and tourists.
As well as providing a positive focus for the local people, the complex will also operate revenue-generating space to ensure its long-term sustainability in Roebourne.
A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
The Amphitheatre is now complete and will be host to cultural events and staged outdoor events of film, dance, theatre, corroborees and music. The striking design of the Complex will include environmentally sustainable features using cutting-edge solar and water technologies, and once construction of the complex is complete it will comprise of a:
- Museum, to store cultural artefacts.
- Cafe/Restaurant, for locals and visitors.
- Retail outlet, selling locally produced Aboriginal product and gifts
- Seperate Men’s and Women’s spaces, which are traditional meeting spaces.
- Elders Teaching and Workshop space, for producing artefacts and yarning.
- Rest/recreation and walk trail, by locals for visitors.
- Public display and cultural entrance.
- Conference facilities for up to 150 people, for conferences, expo’s and social events.
NYFL is funding the next stages of the Complex, namely the Men’s and Women’s Private Spaces and the Multi-Purpose building.