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Bellary Springs community centre project (Gumala Aboriginal Corporation)



The Bellary Springs community centre project, formerly the 0-5 studio project, was run by the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC). This project developed a whole-of-community infrastructure initiative at Gumala's remote community at Wakuthuni, Western Australia (WA). The initiative, in partnership with the University of Melbourne, involved the design and construction of an early education centre and an early childhood education and care program, which opened in 2011.

The early childhood centre is designed for use by the permanent residents of Wakuthuni - located between Tom Price and Paraburdoo - many of whom are GAC members and traditional owners. The initiative included the involvement of the Wakuthuni community at all stages and in all aspects of the project.

The community is now able to utilise the facility to host community functions, to host learning programs, and enable support programs to take place for dental health, paediatric support, as well as cultural and education programs.

Abstract adapted from Gumala Aboriginal Corporation


Gumala Aboriginal Corporation

Perth office
Level 1, 165 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth WA 6004
PO Box 3167
East Perth WA 6892
Ph: 1800 486 252 (1800 GUMALA - Freecall)
Fax: (08) 9219 4555

Tom Price office
1 Stadium Road
PO Box 61
Tom Price WA 6751
Ph: 1800 486 252 (1800 GUMALA - Freecall)
Fax: (08) 9188 1846


Last updated: 9 September 2014
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