Over the last two years CODA have been working on an important project on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. By travelling regularly to the archipelago we have been able to engage directly with locals and community stakeholders, allowing us to develop a deep understanding of the complex cultural patterns underpinning each community.
CODA has been working with the Anindilyakwa Land Council and local indigenous corporations to prepare Housing Masterplans, Housing Guides and community infrastructure audits for their communities in Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island in East Arnhem Land. Our work will allow the ALC to be ‘project ready’ when funding agreements are reached between the local communities and both Territory and Federal governments.
Corallie Ferguson, CEO of GEBIE Aboriginal Corporation writes, ‘I was stunned by how easy it was for Kieran to be invited into several of the many different styles of homes in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Millyakburra communities. He and his team were welcomed everywhere they went. We would strongly support them as consultants of choice in complex, culturally specific and climate responsive urban design and place-planning.’