Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Djiljit Mia- Community Gathering Place

An Aboriginal- themed, community gathering place in central Dunsborough incorporating sculpture, artworks, and nature-based play features.

A grass-roots community collaboration.

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‘Djiljit Mia’ means fish home. The gathering place will highlight the Aboriginal heritage, history, and associations of the Dugalup Brook area. It will acknowledge the traditional fish traps, gatherings and seasonal celebrations of the traditional owners.

The community will work together to create this gathering place adjacent to Hannay Lane, using repurposed and recycled materials throughout. It will include a performance area, natural amphitheatre seating, Aboriginal art and sculpture, all highlighting local Wadandi cultural features.

It will also include nature-based play features, designed around the fish trap theme.
A place for all ages, locals and visitors.

Construction will commence in February and be completed by May 2020

Djiljit Mia will pay respect to the wishes of local families to acknowledge People, Place and Country and will be the only such acknowledgement in the Dunsborough area.

Work will also involve rehabilitation of the adjacent Dugalup Brook

This project relies upon community input and ownership. While partially funded through partnership with the City of Busselton and other Community Groups, it mostly requires community contributions in the form of materials, equipment and labour.

Additional funds are required to create a community place we can all take pride in.

We are seeking funds required for
-operational costs
-the design, construction and installation of artworks and sculptures.

Help your community to create something special in the heart of Dunsborough, a tribute to the past, for future generations.

The DDPA is a volunteer community not-for-profit group that aims to serve the interests of the Dunsborough community and make a positive difference.

Our vision is for an engaged, vibrant and active Dunsborough community whose members value connectedness, sustainability, their environment and the inherited natural open space.

We foster social, cultural and sporting activities including the Dunsborough Arts Festival, Sculpture by the Bay, Carols in the Park, WanderArt, Hannay Lane Enhancement Group, Australia Day Ceremony, ‘Djiljit Mia’ Aboriginal Placemaking project.

We also manage the Dunsborough Hall, a hub of community arts in all forms.

The DDPA makes suitable representation to the City of Busselton and to other bodies on behalf of the community.

We engaging with the community and providing a voice for the community.

We support community causes that are consistent with our values.

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