Tamworth Aboriginal cultural centre renewed push

BALL ROLLING: Harry Cutmore, right, with Cr Russell Webb, is hopeful the push for an Aboriginal cultural centre will gain momentum with the support of Tamworth Regional Council.

BALL ROLLING: Harry Cutmore, right, with Cr Russell Webb, is hopeful the push for an Aboriginal cultural centre will gain momentum with the support of Tamworth Regional Council.

A renewed push for a Tamworth Aboriginal cultural centre has begun, with plans to put together a working group to advocate for the project.

The Tamworth Aboriginal Community Consultative Committee (TACCC) will soon be looking for passionate locals to join the group.

TACCC chairman Harry Cutmore said community feedback would shape what the centre looked like.

“I imagine there could be an art gallery and a keeping place for artefacts,” Mr Cutmore said.

“It’s also about protecting and preserving our culture, and providing an educational component for cultural visits. The push started many years ago. It’s certainly great to see that grow legs and be considered by council.”

Tamworth Cr Phill Betts put his hand up to be a council representative on the group and said he was “quite excited to see council putting its weight behind it”.

“A lot of people have been looking for a centre like this for probably the last 20, 30 years,” Cr Betts said.

“We need to bring the community together and start working towards it.”

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