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

We are excited to announce that Bankstown Community Resource Group (BCRG) has been appointed as the anchor organisation for the first CBCity First Nations Cultural Hub and Resource Centre (The Hub). The Hub has been approved 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.
The Hub is planned to open to the community in mid-June 2024 with some programs starting in Term 2, 2024. For more information, contact Council’s First Nations Community Development Officer on 9707 9863.

Location

Located on the southern side of Bankstown CBD and a 400m 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.

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

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.