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Local Indigenous Design in Level Crossing Removals: Carrum and Seaford Site Tour
To attend this Site Tour, you MUST register here.
The Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in Victoria’s history. As part of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA), LXRP will remove 75 dangerous and congested level crossings, build or upgrade over 30 stations, upgrade kilometres of rail equipment and create many new community spaces.
The level crossing removals at Carrum and Seaford are in areas of cultural and historical value to Traditional Owners, the Bunurong people. During community consultation on both projects LXRP received community feedback about the need to reflect local Indigenous history in the designs.
To deliver the Carrum and Seaford level crossing removal projects the Southern Program Alliance (SPA) – a consortium including LXRP, Lendlease, Coleman Rail and WSP – was formed. As part of its work, SPA established a new process for including local Indigenous design elements into the built form and community open spaces.
As part of ISCA’s Annual Conference #ISCACONNECT, the Southern Program Alliance will host a tour to showcase the Indigenous designs and discuss how they were achieved through collaboration with local Indigenous stakeholders.
The tour will demonstrate how engaging authentically and ethically through a co-design process can culturally and economically empower local Aboriginal communities. Meaningful collaboration also provides strong built environment outcomes which reflect the history and living culture of Aboriginal Australia.
Participants will hear from Traditional Owners involved in the process, Level Crossing Removal Project’s Aboriginal Participation Manager and Southern Program Alliance’s General Manager on how the co-design process was established, and how cultural competency has been developed within SPA.
09:00AM to 12:00 PM, Tuesday 15 October 2019
Visit to the recently constructed Karrum Karrum Bridge and Yarning Circle that demonstrate and celebrate local Aboriginal culture.
Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by Traditional Owners.
Drive-by of Seaford Rd where a local Aboriginal Artist is currently completing his artwork.