DJILJIT MIA COMMUNITY GATHERING SPACE
Client: Dunsborough Progress Association
Location: Hannah Lane, Dunsborough, WA
Dates: March, 2020
Outcome: Community Nature Playground
The Djiljit Mia Community Gathering Nature Place was an exciting and truly collaborative project with the Dunsborough Progress Association and local community. The concept design was completed with the local community through an onsite workshop, resulting in an original design that reflected the local cultural stories, and community needs.
Assisting and supporting the local community, with enthusiastic and skilled volunteers, the NBP team was able to help create a beautiful and meaningful nature-based Community Gathering Place for the local community. Through intense weeks of work in the regional area, working closely with local community volunteers, locals supplied, mobilised and finished many of the design’s timber, cultural, artistic, amenity and landscape elements in a truly collaborative effort.
The result is a truly collaborative project, resulting in a unique and special community gathering place, which is the first in the area to tell the cultural history of the area.
Thanks to Terry Farrell and his team from Nature Based Play. This is a company that shared our vision and is truly committed to working with grassroots community led collaborations.
They are the most lovely bunch of guys and beautiful design and construction as you would agree.
They really saw and shared what we were about.
– Trish Flower
Vice President of the Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association, and Community Leader of Djiljit Mia
Djiljit Mia has won the following National and state awards:
KidsSafe Public Playspaces award Category A <$500K
Parks & Leisure Australia (WA) 2021 Best Community Based Initiative of the Year Award
Parks & Leisure Australia (WA) 2021 Best Region/Rural Industry Contribution Award