A place of welcome

Please be advised that this video contains the names, images and voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may now be deceased.

‘If we care for Country, it will care for us’ was the starting point for our recent Design Jam - a bringing together of Aboriginal perspectives and planning know-how to shape a genuinely welcoming place for everyone.

“We love having all the uncles and aunts and community members here, sharing their ideas,” said Christian Hampson, chief executive of Yerrabingin, who facilitated the day.  

More than 20 Elders and community members joined us on the day to generously share their knowledge.

Staff member Melinda Dumas said it was important for Aboriginal people who live and work in the Bankstown community to be represented.

“Creating a space where we can feel culturally safe and recognised is important,” Melinda said.

“Whether that’s artworks or the shape and feel of spaces, it just gives you time to connect and feel rejuvenated.

“That’s what I’d like to see.”

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Our workshop took place on Darug | Cabrogal Country


Community say

Our engagement team from Yerrabingin consolidated the feedback from the Design Jam workshop into a report our architects and planners can use to develop the hospital design.

Read the report