Theme 1 - A New Place with a Long Past

Theme 1 - New place with a long past


  • Our proposed concept includes a central community hub and meeting place around the Central Precinct, drawing people into the heart of the site
  • The Central Precinct embodies a long and rich history predating the foundation of Canberra and represents a remnant of the rural history of the region
  • The Central Precinct includes the original homestead stone cottage, kitchen and slab hut. These will be refurbished and repurposed, more recent alterations will be removed, new facilities will be included to enable adaptive reuse of the buildings
  • The cottage is proposed to function as a simple pavilion for small to medium gatherings such as meetings, small conferences, activities, for example art and craft education and training


First Nations Cultural Heritage

  • The understanding of the site will be informed by the local First Nations people associated with the place, their stories and recognition of what makes the place important
  • Lendlease has a strong vision for Reconciliation and acknowledges and celebrates the proud heritage of Australia’s First Peoples
  • Our Reconciliation Action Plan is at ‘Elevate’ status, the highest level to be awarded by Reconciliation Australia
  • This RAP will be integrated in construction and operation at the Gold Creek site with best practices in procurement, culture and heritage interpretation



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