Community services

Community Services and Infrastructure – Whittlesea Council

Indigenous gathering place

An Indigenous Gathering Place is a welcoming, inclusive and culturally safe space where all Indigenous people have a sense of belonging. It is a space designed to foster reconciliation and healing for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, with access to programs and services that strengthen culture and enhance well-being. Although there are 14 Aboriginal gathering places in Victoria, there are none in the Metropolitan North region.

We are seeking to partner with the federal and state governments, and our community, including the Whittlesea Aboriginal Gathering Place Advisory Group, to build this important purpose-built Aboriginal gathering place in Quarry Hills Regional Park, South Morang.

Regional sports and aquatic facility in Mernda

The rapidly growing communities of our North urgently need regional sports and aquatics facilities. The proposed facility will include compliant indoor and outdoor sports fields that will increase women’s participation in sports as seen in other communities, as well as a 50m multipurpose pool and gymnasium to improve physical health outcomes. and mentality of our community.

This state-of-the-art regional sports and aquatics facility is the Council’s largest social infrastructure investment, for which we seek to partner with the federal and state governments.