Canterbury-Bankstown First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre

Canterbury-Bankstown First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre
Canterbury-Bankstown First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre
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 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  
Canterbury-Bankstown First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre

A new cultural space, with a focus on bringing together the First Nations and non-Indigenous community is set to open its doors in the Bankstown CBD, on Darug Country.

Launch event
Come and check out CBCity’s new First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre at our launch event. 
When: Saturday 15 June, 11am-2pm
Where: Bankstown Senior Citizens’ Centre, 7 West Terrace, Bankstown
  • Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country
  • Cultural performances and knowledge sharing
  • Activities and workshops
  • Artefacts display
  • Indigenous games
  • Information stalls
  • Barbeque
This is a free and inclusive event, everyone is welcome. 
Event accessibility features 

CBCity’s new First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre at Bankstown Senior Citizens’ Centre is located on the southern side of Bankstown CBD,  a 400m walk from Bankstown train station, 
There is a continuous accessible path of travel to the venue, with no steps or obstructions. Parking, including accessible parking, is available in West Terrace car park, accessed via Morgan Lane or Lopez Lane. There will also be a  temporary drop off zone available outside Yura Matta on Morgan Lane.
Auslan interpreters available upon request.Please contact 9707 5464 as soon as possible  so that we can  accommodate you. 
For any further accessibility enquiries or feedback, please contact Renee on 9707 5464 or via email.

 Wheelchair Accessible | Accessible Toilet
 Registered Assistance Animals welcome 
 *Auslan interpreter available upon request
Centre Operations

Bankstown Community Resource Group (BCRG) has been appointed as the anchor organisation for CBCity’s new First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre, with approval  to operate for a two-year trial period. BCRG has a well-established rapport with the local community through running a number of services, including Aboriginal community programs run by their Aboriginal team members. 
The Hub will have a particular focus on providing a space for the community to come together and to maintain and promote First Nations culture. Through empowerment and building the capacity of our local First Nations community to share its cultural heritage, we can better work towards reconciliation, increase knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture and help build resilience in our community.
Activities

Services and activities that will be offered at The Hub are planned to include: 
  • Cultural meeting space i.e. Elders groups, First Nations Youth Group
  • Cultural awareness training and activities i.e. weaving, bush tucker
  • Community services
  • Educational sessions through sharing culture and Q&A sessions
  • Art sessions
  •  Movie screenings
  • Social activities
  • Information on service providers, particularly for the First Nations community
  • Drop-in sessions such as social gatherings and homework help
  • Education and health support
These will support The Hub's aims of: 
  • Increased levels of positive engagement and interaction within the First Nations community, as well as with the non-Indigenous community
  • Increased participation of First Nations community members in increasing understanding, foster and maintain their cultural heritage
  • Increased First Nations cultural education and awareness in the community
  • Increased awareness, understanding and appreciation of First Nations culture
  • Financial and operational sustainability
Bookings

Spaces at The Hub are available to be booked for local First Nations programs, events, businesses, cultural workshops and education sessions. Email for bookings and enquiries firstnationshub@bcrg.org.au.

For more information, contact BCRG’s Aboriginal programs team on 9796 2930.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.