The Northern Territory Government is developing a world-class National Aboriginal Art Gallery (the Gallery) in Alice Springs, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from across the country and supporting the economic development of the town.
The Government has identified the Anzac Hill Precinct, which includes the old Anzac Hill High School and the Anzac Oval, as its preferred site.
Initial community feedback indicated that residents wanted more comprehensive engagement in relation to the project. Listening to this feedback, a targeted three-month community engagement program was launched, running from 6 June to 31 August 2018.
The program was led by the Northern Territory Government Local Member for Braitling and supported by a local across-government team.
The purpose of the community engagement program was to:
- answer questions, address concerns and provide a mechanism for conversation around the vision and detail of the project
- engage with residents and key stakeholders on why the Anzac Hill Precinct was identified as the preferred site
- gather detailed feedback on the potential use of the site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery
Throughout the program it became apparent that the more people learned about the project, the more they supported the site at the Anzac Hill Precinct.
The results show that the majority of those engaged during the three-month community engagement program support building the National Aboriginal Art Gallery at the Anzac Hill Precinct.