WRECK BAY COMMUNITY & BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK CULTURAL CENTRE

Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay
In association with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Craig Burton Landscape Architect, Kate
Sulivan+Associates, Dillon+Savage Architects & Acor Consultants

2003 – 2007
Paul Berkemeier led a multidisciplinary team in a year long pre-design study for a new Aboriginal Cultural Centre and National Park interpretive facility at Jervis Bay. The process involved extensive collaboration with the Wreck Bay aboriginal community and Booderee National Park staff through a series of five day-long workshops as well as several associated working sessions.

The study included detailed analysis of the natural environment, ecosystems, topography and cultural history of the place. Interpretation strategies, visitor needs and commercial opportunities were studied, as well as infrastructure and service needs. The final report, endorsed by all stakeholders, identified a preferred site and developed an agreed brief and budget.