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EKY Hub Commended at the QLD PIA Awards!

In news just in, the Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra Culture and Tourism Hub received a commendation the ‘Planning for Country’ commendation at the QLD Planning Excellence Awards! ⁠ ⁠ This project was a huge collaboration between ourselves, the Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation, Blaklash Creative, Planz Town Planning, CA Architects and Cox Architecture. ⁠

 

The proposed Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra Culture and Tourism Hub on Cape Tribulation will be a place of cultural expression, where the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people can celebrate and share their dance, art, ceremony, food and stories.

The proposed Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra Culture and Tourism Hub on Cape Tribulation will be a place of cultural expression, where the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people can celebrate and share their dance, art, ceremony, food and stories.

In announcing the award the jury stated, ‘this project features an inclusive and extensive engagement approach with the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people to establish a set of unique design principles. The principles relate to Caring for Country, Language, Unity/Kinship and Markers of Country. The principles have had a significant positive influence on the project and the Judges applaud the approach, which has a high degree of transferability to design projects across Australia.’

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