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The City of Canterbury Bankstown is seeking an anchor organisation to operate a newly established First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre (The Hub) located in Bankstown CBD on a two-year trial period. The anchor organisation will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and sustainability of The Hub as well as a particular focus on providing a space for the community to come together and maintain and promote the First Nations Culture.
An information session for interested organisations will be held Wednesday 20 September, 2pm at Bankstown Senior Citizens’ Centre, West Terrace, Bankstown.
Expressions of interest open 9am Friday 1 September and close 5pm Friday 29 September.
For more information, contact Renee Traynor, Team Leader Diversity and Inclusion on 0412 526 073 or
In working towards reconciliation and in acknowledgement of the level of interest for an Aboriginal Cultural Meeting Space in CBCity over a number of years, Council is looking to establish the Canterbury-Bankstown First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre (The Hub). In order to successfully establish The Hub and ensure sustainability of its operation, Council wishes to engage an organisation to be the ‘anchor organisation’ to lead the coordination, facilitation and use of The Hub.
The Hub will have a particular focus on providing a space for the community to come together and maintain and promote the First Nations culture. Through empowerment and building the capacity of our local First Nations community to share their cultural heritage, we can better work towards reconciliation, increase knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture and help build resilience amongst our community.
The Hub, it’s operational model and anchor organisation will be established for a two-year trial period.
Located on the southern side of Bankstown CBD and less than five minute walk from Bankstown Train Station, the CBCity First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre will be located within Bankstown Senior Citizens’ Centre, 7 West Terrace, Bankstown.
The Hub’s furnished space includes two offices, commercial kitchen, two large halls, games area, break out area, toilets and a storage room. Other external users can book the separate community hall, which is not part of The Hub’s allocated area.
The anchor organisation will have two dedicated car parking spaces, allocated in the public car park at the rear of the building.
The objective of The Hub is to achieve positive outcomes for the local Canterbury-Bankstown First Nations and non-indigenous community. The proposed outcomes of The Hub include, but are not limited to, the following community development activities:
Through this, Council sees The Hub successfully achieving:
The anchor organisation will:
Desirable applicants are:
Applicants must meet eligibility criteria above;