Local News: Larrakia Cultural Centre Breaks Ground

Work has begun on the construction of the Larrakia Cultural Centre at Darwin harbour. The Larrakia Development Corporation recently announced the award of the Larrakia Cultural Centre construction tender, to locally owned and operated construction company Sunbuild.

This is the largest and latest phase of works to be undertaken to deliver a world class Cultural Centre at the foot of a Stokes Hill overlooking Darwin’s scenic harbour. Construction is funded through the Aboriginals Benefit Account and will be completed in early 2026.

The Larrakia Cultural Centre will be a place for Larrakia people to share, celebrate and showcase Larrakia Country, Language, Culture and Knowledge with the World. The project is being managed by the Larrakia Development Corporation with significant contributions to the design and purpose of the Centre by the Larrakia Working Group. The Larrakia Cultural Centre Larrakia Working Group is made up members of the Larrakia community, who have interest and experience in the fields of arts, exhibition, archiving, environment, curation and commercial operations.

The Larrakia Cultural Centre will offer visitors the opportunity to experience the rich history, language, art and culture of the Traditional Owners of the Greater Darwin Region.