City of Melbourne Indigenous Heritage

The City of Melbourne sought Context’s help to deepen connections with the local indigenous community ‘beyond ceremony and acknowledgement, creating long lasting partnerships designed to benefit future generations.’

In the first stage of this project, Context (now GML Heritage) worked with the City of Melbourne to develop a framework design that would help the City deliver policies and actions to protect Indigenous heritage values.

The project included consultation, research, development of ideas, and finally consolidation of objectives and actions. Our work was integrated with the components developed by consultant Karen Milward.

Working from the framework, the team was re-engaged to develop an Action Plan to increase awareness of Aboriginal cultural heritage and involve the Aboriginal community in identifying and interpreting significant places.