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Published 14 June 2022, updated 21 October 2022

Bunbury’s first-ever youth precinct is complete! Koolambidi Woola was opened to the public on 4 July.
This project has been made possible thanks to a $2.5 million grant from major supporter Lotterywest.
Further support for the project has been provided through a grant from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Project timeline

Start
04/07/2021
Preliminary site works began
14/07/2021
Tender for construction awarded
05/02/2022
Construction begins
10/06/2022
Project Completed
04/07/2022
Naming revealed
07/07/2022
Completion
Est. 04/07/2022
Koolambidi Woola

Bunbury’s first-ever youth precinct is complete with the name for the site being revealed to the community on Thursday 7 July.

After significant consultation with the community, including local Wardandi Noongar Elders, the name was chosen to reflect what the facility will represent.

Koolambidi Woola translates to ‘celebrating young people’ – Koolambidi meaning ‘young people aged 12 to 25 years’ and Woola meaning ‘celebrate’.

The in-depth consultation process involved research into the history of the area, stories from local Elders and identifying key words the local community felt resonated with the precinct.

The City of Bunbury worked with key stakeholder groups from youth, skateboarding and Indigenous communities before Koolambidi Woola was selected and endorsed by local Elders, Bunbury Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and subsequently Bunbury City Council.

The City engaged a Noongar language expert to help with the translation of the name and to ensure the combination of words are culturally appropriate.


Koolambidi Woola was open to the community on Monday 4 July.

The precinct boasting a multi-sports court, parkour areas, mini golf, a youth services building, beach climbing net, event and performance space and more.

Community service organisations and groups are encouraged to use the Koolambidi Woola building to deliver programs and be an accessible hub for young people. To book the space, complete the application form or contact the Event Bookings Officer on 9792 7216.

This project has been made possible thanks to a $2.5 million grant from major supporter Lotterywest.

Support for the project has been provided through a grant from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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Koolambidi Woola