Nairm Marr Djambana Master Plan

Since they were granted a long term lease at Jubilee Park in 2013, Nairm Marr Djambana have utilised portable buildings and the surrounding landscape to develop a multipurpose community facility – one which enables the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of Frankston to share and showcase their culture, knowledge and dreams with everyone.

Nairm Marr Djambana have determined that recent building renovations of the existing portable buildings provides a short term solution however, and a purpose built community facility for the site including an integrated cultural landscape vision, is required to adequately address the long term needs of the organisation and to support self-determination and self-sustainability.

With the support of Frankston City Council, an Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program grant and in consultation with stakeholders, Nairm Marr Djambana is undertaking a comprehensive master plan process. The master plan will consider design and siting of a purpose built community facility, a network of Indigenous and cultural education walks and landscaped areas that are embedded within the wider Jubilee Park and neighboring precinct.

Development of the master plan will involve the engagement of a multi-disciplinary design team and aims to be completed by February 2024. An extensive community engagement process will run alongside the development of the masterplan and its implementation.

Shown below is the earlier landscape vision that marries Nairm Marr Djambana’s strong connection to place with sustainable development. This concept will be refined through the master plan process and integrate design for purpose built facilities.

Nairm Marr Djambana - Proposed site design

Concept designed by Steven Davies, Landscape Architect