PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL
WORIMI, ANNA BAY NSW
Engaged by Port Stephens Council, our detailed design and construction documentation for Robinson Reserve build on the master plan of the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place developed by McGregor Coxall. The precinct had received considerable attention since the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place was gazetted in 2007 and the establishment of the Birubi Point Cultural Heritage Advisory Panel in 2014.
Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, thorough analysis of the environmental factors and a careful review of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment, our detailed design considered the importance of preserving and enriching the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Worimi people. It was clear that the complexity of the site required a sensitive response to provide the public with much needed play spaces and amenities to enjoy the spectacular setting.
The Reserve at Anna Bay succeeded in delivering a valuable place to the community and local people through a multipurpose facility with beach showers and public amenities, skate park, play space, sheltered BBQ area and a large grassed area for picnics, informal sports and events.
In keeping with the cultural significance of the site, a viewing area with an access path on the headland, native landscaping and Aboriginal interpretive signage completes the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place at Robinson Reserve.