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.