A new $316.5M First Nations cultural precinct announced

Ngurra will house a new home for the AIATSIS and a National Resting Place in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Canberra’s ambition to become Australia’s arts capital is jumping into action as plans to build major Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct has been revealed by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Indigenous Australians, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP.

An amount of $316.5 million will go into establishing the ambitious national landmark on Ngunnawal country (Canberra), which according to Wyatt will hold the ‘world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and heritage items.’

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.