Shearwater Festival finalist in 2015 community HART awards

HART logo

Update:  Shearwater Festival awarded the 2015 Community HART Award.  More info

ICACC would like to congratulate the Shearwater Festival on being shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious HART Awards.  Nominated by Bass Coast Shire Council, last year’s festival focused on creating a cultural connection with the Aboriginal community and the historical links of the Boon Wurrung with the Short Tailed Shearwater birds on Phillip Island.  Read about the HART award finalists and their reconciliation activities:  Hart Award Finalists

About the HART Awards

The Community HART Awards recognise Victorian partnerships and initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes and are presented in partnership between the Victorian Local Governance Association and Reconciliation Victoria.  The awards recognise Victorian local governments and community organisations which are Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together. Winners will be announced at an event on Thursday 28 May at Korin Gamadji Institute.

Congratulations to all the finalists
Local governments:  Darebin, Western Region Local Government Reconciliation Network (Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley & Wyndham), Yarra City, Brimbank, Greater Geelong City and Port Phillip.
Community organisations: Baluk Arts, Deadly Dancers & Corrina O’Toole, Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Shearwater Festival, Shepparton Regional Reconciliation Group and Uncle Boydie’s Dream Team.

Shearwater Festival logo final 2014About the Shearwater Festival

Visit the Shearwater Festival website for more info:
And watch the Vimeo for highlights of last year’s festival:
Shearwater Vimeo

The City of Casey presents… Bunjil Place

City of Casey LogoVisit the new Bunjil Place website to keep up-to-date
with progress. 

Watch Bunjil Place transform through time-lapse
photography, see architect’s impressions
and read the full meaning behind the name
Bunjil Place:  Bunjil Place Website

Bunjil Place has been revealed as the official name of the Casey Cultural Precinct.  The new name and its supporting brand were unveiled at a special sod turning event on 30 March 2015, to celebrate the beginning of construction works for the $125 million project.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Mick Morland said at the event:
‘This project is so exciting to be involved in. This will be Casey’s largest ever infrastructure project, and the first of its kind to be undertaken by local government.

‘I’m delighted we can finally share and acknowledge this project as Bunjil Place from here on.

‘Bunjil Place links us to Casey’s Aboriginal heritage. Bunjil is derived from traditional Aboriginal mythology meaning ‘the eagle’. It is the creator and spiritual leader of the Boon Wurrung people.

‘The story of the Bunjil provides a great link to this new facility and the idea that it will be a gathering place for the community and visitors.

‘Our project architects’ Francis-Jones Morehen Thorpe were also inspired by the Bunjil when they developed the winning design.

‘Council agreed that the historical significance of the name and its close link with the architecture – made it the best name’.

For more information on the launch visit:  City of Casey, Bunjil Place