How your lotto tickets are helping keep Bunbury families active and connected

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While plenty of West Aussies have hit the Lotto jackpot, Lotterywest’s impact on the broader Western Australian community is where you’ll find the real winners.

Thanks to you playing Lotterywest games each week, Lotterywest grants are helping the people of our State via hundreds of different grants, to the tune of $351.5 million in the last financial year alone!

We’ve been diving into a number of these grants through our Dream State series, and this week we’re looking at Koolambidi Woola, City of Bunbury’s awesome youth precinct.

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Opening in July 2022, the massive precinct is home to a multi-sports court, parkour areas, mini golf, a youth services building, beach climbing net, event and performance space and more.

It’s a huge undertaking, one made possible thanks to a massive $2.5 million Lotterywest grant!

Importantly, its Luciana Park location was specifically chosen after serious community consultation and engagement, including local Wardandi Noongar Elders, who chose a name reflecting what the precinct is all about.

Koolambidi Woola translates to ‘celebrating young people’, and the in-depth consultation process involved research into the history of the area, with stories from local Elders and identifying key words the local community felt resonated with the precinct.

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It also means the precinct offers a place for important social connection for younger people in the Greater Bunbury area, while catering for intergenerational use with its multi-purpose areas.

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The youth centre in particular is an essential area able to be utilised by service providers to engage with Bunbury’s young people, while the art walls and sculptures provide ample opportunities for collaboration, the sharing of local culture and workshops.

There really is no other place like it in the Bunbury region, and provides ample opportunities for youth engagement and filling integral gaps for teenagers and young adults when it comes to mental health, connectedness, building diversity and reducing social isolation.

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Find out more about Koolambidi Woola here, and for more about how playing lotto is helping make good things happen in the WA community, head to the Lotterywest Dream State Hub.

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