The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River.
The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge (BKB Centre) is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River in Northam’s CBD. This regional tourist attraction offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region. The Centre will protect, celebrate and share the culture of the Nyoongar people and highlight land management practices that draws upon the knowledge of the land’s traditional custodians.
The Shire of Northam Aboriginal Advisory Group (AAG) has provided cultural guidance to the Shire of Northam with the development and operation of the BKB Centre and will continue to support the operation of the BKB Centre, to ensure that a focus on culture is appropriately maintained and that the BKB Centre continues to represent and connect with the Aboriginal community.