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Frequently asked questions

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  • What is Kimberwalli?

    Kimberwalli is a unique initiative to support young Aboriginal people in Western Sydney to transition from school to education and/or further employment.

  • How do I find out more about Kimberwalli?

    Stay up-to-date by following Kimberwalli on Facebook.

  • Where is Kimberwalli located?

    Kimberwalli is situated on the site of the former Whalan High School in Western Sydney.

  • Who is managed the refurbishment?

    Pacific Services Group (PSG) successfully tendered to build Kimberwalli. PSG is an award winning, wholly owned Aboriginal business with more than 150 employees nationwide.

  • Who is Kimberwalli’s architect?

    Kevin O’Brien designed the refurbishment plans for Kimberwalli. Kevin is a highly qualified and award-winning architect with over 20 years’ experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.

  • Which organisations were involved in developing Kimberwalli?

    There were 14 Aboriginal businesses (with 51 per cent ownership) involved in developing Kimberwalli. They are:

    • Kevin O’Brien Architects
    • PSG Holdings
    • Orana
    • Merge
    • Yalagan
    • ABCO
    • Bunjil Energy
    • Indigi Bins
    • Geared Up Culcha
    • IDiC
    • We Create
    • TQCSI Yaran
    • Winya
    • Black Logic.

    It is anticipated additional Aboriginal owned business will be engaged when the centre opens.

  • Who is the Project Advisory Committee?

    Young Aboriginal people are the cornerstone of Kimberwalli. The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) were a group of eight young Aboriginal people with connections to Western Sydney who were engaged from 2017 to 2019 to ensure the voices and aspirations of young Aboriginal people were reflected in the design and development of Kimberwalli

  • What programs and services will Kimberwalli offer?

    The programs and services Kimberwalli will offer are currently being determined.

  • Who is funding the project?

    Kimberwalli is supported by a $20 million commitment from the NSW Government and is currently under the custodianship of Aboriginal Affairs NSW until it can become a community-controlled entity.

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