Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre with Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery creative director Alison Williams and Gurehlgam representative Andrew Hegedu
Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Corindi Beach north of Woolgoolga – home of the Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery – is forging ahead with vital improvements following its success in the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, said Gurehlgam Corporation, which owns and manages Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, is the recipient of $121,500 in funding from the most recent Infrastructure Grants round.
“I’m extremely pleased Gurehlgam has been able to secure this funding for the installation of two septic stations and amenities at the cultural centre,” said Mr Singh – Shadow Minister for Tourism, Emergency Services and the North Coast.
“Yarrawarra is an important cultural and community hub where the hardworking team is extremely proud of the Aboriginal-led art space and gallery and the opportunities to participate in cultural tours.
“This funding is terrific news because it helps Gurehlgam to realise its vision for continual upgrades at Yarrawarra, including the provision of essential infrastructure.
“This is an important investment in the future of the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the great work it undertakes in our community.”
Gurehlgam CEO Julie Perkins has thanked Mr Singh for his continued support.
“We invite all to visit our unique cultural and artistic centre at Corindi, supporting the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“The upgraded infrastructure will assist us greatly with the increasing tourist numbers visiting the Centre.”
The grant was made under the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the State’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.