Lake Macquarie Council

First Nations Design for Toronto Foreshore Upgrade

Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking proposals for First Nations designs for the built environment for the Toronto Foreshore upgrades. The final designs will be included in the built environment…

Expression of Interest

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Mar 18, 2024

Location

Australia

Artform

Public Art

Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking proposals for First Nations designs for the built environment for the Toronto Foreshore upgrades. The final designs will be included in the built environment including, pathways, seating, and concrete, stone and wooden structures. 

Toronto foreshore is a popular community civic environment with an ocean bath, café, green and recreational spaces for locals and visitors. The previous and current upgrades to the site aim to increase the amenity of the foreshore as well as represent the cultural values of the region. The Toronto foreshore revitalisation is an important project in Lake Macquarie. 

Budget: Original First Nations Designs for Toronto foreshore – $15,000

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

The Awabakal people are the traditional custodians of the Lake Macquarie region. Early government documents indicate this large tribe was composed of a number of clans – the Awabakal (Lake Macquarie and Newcastle region), the Five Islands Clan, the Ash Island clan, the Kurungbong clan, and the Pambalong clan (Swamps district). 

The Purpose

The inclusion of the commissioned designs will add value to the site and provide representation of First Nations symbols/representation to this important community and cultural place.

See more information: Toronto foreshore revitalisation – Lake Macquarie City Council

Expressions of interest may be lodged with Council either electronically via SmartyGrants at: https://lakemac.smartygrants.com.au/TorontoForeshoreDesign

All applicants are encouraged to discuss your EOI pitch and application form and or to discuss accessibility adjustments to the application process, please contact: 

Charlotte Hilder

Cultural Projects Curator

Mob: +61 436 528 305

Email: childer@lakemac.nsw.gov.au