Bajirru! there you all are, hello! From the Yanyuwa language of Balarinji’s origin community Borroloola NT
Jinangu awara wabarrangu barra kalu-wingka marnijinju wabudala kari-nguthundawabarrangu jinangu Australia li-wulu marnaji barra liyi-Yanyuwawu awara li-Marranbala li-Arrwangala li-Gudanji jinangu awara Burrulula marnaji yamulhu
Our Country we belong to is Borroloola. Yanyuwa, Marra, Gudanji and Garrawa people.We welcome everyone to this land Australia.
Yanyuwa elder Samuel Evans Jamika
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Connecting with Country

Balarinji creates location-specific Connecting with Country Frameworks in collaboration with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Frameworks comply with a design project’s cultural and planning protocols.

Our Connecting with Country Frameworks are co-developed and informed by locally-connected elders, knowledge holders and community members. Our Connecting with Country reports deliver guidelines for accessing historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander narratives and knowledge of Place.

We recommend how Country-centred design can be embedded across subsequent project stages for mutual community and project benefits. 

Balarinji is a national leader of the Connecting with Country design approach. We provided expert consultation and advice on the development of the NSW Government Architect’s Connecting with Country Framework. GANSW’s protocols encourage understanding of the value of Aboriginal knowledge to inform the planning, design and delivery of built environment projects in NSW.

"I had the privilege of partaking in a consultative process with the incredible team at Balarinji. Professional, cultural safe and friendly, as was the environment they provided to participants."

Julie Bukari Webb (Jones), Traditional Custodian Western Sydney