Campbelltown Council seeks your opinion on yarning circle design

A dreaming yarning circle. Picture: Karleen Minney
A dreaming yarning circle. Picture: Karleen Minney

Koshigaya Park will have Campbelltown's first Yarning Circle in the public domain, as part of the Campbelltown 2020 program.

Residents can now have their say on the preliminary designs of this important cultural space until 30 June.

A Yarning Circle is an Aboriginal cultural space where people can sit down together and share stories, learn as a collective group, build respectful relationships and preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.

Mayor George Brticevic said they are also meeting places for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to come together and talk about social issues or just have a yarn.

"Aboriginal people have lived in our region for more than 60,000 years, sharing stories and passing on their knowledge across generations," he said.

"Campbelltown 2020 acknowledges all our shared histories and the Yarning Circle represents our commitment to supporting and sharing Aboriginal culture within the public setting of our city.

"This will be an important cultural space in the heart of Campbelltown that will not only pay respect to our First Peoples but also foster greater understanding and help us continue moving towards reconciliation.

It is expected construction on the Yarning Circle will be complete by November.

The project is jointly funded by Council and from the State Government's Stronger Communities Fund.

Details at Campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/haveyoursay

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