A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $20,000 in a new community “bush-tucker” garden, designed to connect young Indigenous Australians with their culture.
Then Liberal candidate for Stirling, Vince Connelly, announced the funding commitment during the election for the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group in Balga to install an edible garden, filled with native plants often used in traditional food and medicine.
Mr Connelly met with representatives from the group and said the project will provide another cultural space to better serve the local Indigenous community.
“This essential funding will ensure that local school children, and members of the community, can learn about traditional sustainability practices, whilst reflecting on our proud Indigenous culture and history,” Mr Connelly said.
WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds said the bush-tucker garden will provide students with the opportunity to learn and grow beyond the classroom.
“By sharing the stories and culture of our traditional land owners, students will gain a broader understanding of the Indigenous culture,” Senator Reynolds said.
“This funding announcement demonstrates the Morrison Government’s commitment to showcasing and educating young Indigenous Australians about their culture.
Only a re-elected Morrison Government can provide strong economic management, that will continue to guarantee vital funding for community organisations, such as this one.
The funding will also be used to ensure the centre is sun-smart; by installing a new shade roof over the playground and patio blinds around the outdoor area.
Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group provides education services and support programs to Indigenous residents to help them create a strong, healthy and prosperous future.
The Group also runs the Wadjak Northside Community Resource Centre which provides a place of belonging for local Aboriginal community members.