Nakunbalook Environmental & Cultural Education Centre

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Montgomery St, Sale VIC 3850, Australia
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The Nakunbalook Environmental and Cultural Education Centre is a joint project between Wellington Shire Council and GLaWAC, providing a facility to host events and learning programs focussed on sustainability and culture, located on the banks of Lakes Guthridge and Guyatt.

“Nakunbalook” is a Gunaikurnai name meaning Grandfather Gumtree, which represents “knowledge and place” as the site contains many families of red gums and has high cultural and biodiversity values,” he said.

The new $650,000 centre, showcases many environmentally sustainable design elements and low impact materials, such as rammed earth walls, solar power, double glazed windows and energy efficient lighting.

Nakunbalook will host events and learning programs with a focus on sustainability and culture, such as Wellington Shire Council’s Sustainable Living Education Program, community group meetings, workshops, citizen science pop-up labs and Aboriginal cultural experiences.

Bug Blitz, TAFE Gippsland, Federation University and Parks Victoria will run regular programs from the facility. Community Groups such as SEED Community Garden and Friends of the Sale Botanic Gardens will also use the facility regularly.


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