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Sister Kate’s Home Kids Organisational Planning
Client: Sister Kates Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation (SKHKAC)
Location: Queens Park, WA
Dates: 2017 – 2018
Collaborators: Engineers Without Borders, Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC)
UDLA worked closely with Sister Kates Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation to produce a development plan for the SKHKAC Bush Block which aligns to the vision, values and mission of the Corporation. The Bush Block is a 2.7 hectare area in Queens Park on the former site of Sister Kates, a home for Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generation and a place that holds great significance for those who lived there. The property was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) in 2008 to be of benefit to those indigenous people who resided at Sister Kates, their descendants, other Stolen Generation groups and the wider Aboriginal community. Through a number of workshops, UDLA developed options based on SKHKAC’s vision to create a ‘place of healing’ and a shared direction for a concept plan, which outlines the spatial planning and programming of the site including functions such as cultural healing programs, cultural awareness, bush learning, art, an administration building and storytelling spaces. The development plan also provides a path towards SKHKAC partnering with the ILC in land ownership and in the sustainable economic, environmental, social and cultural direction of this Indigenous Estate.