An eco retreat concept developed for the traditional owners of the Baga Baga/Ngambaa (Nambucca/ Warrell Greek Area)
and the Nambucca Local Aboriginal Land Council,   for tourists visiting Nambucca heads. A luxurious micro resort allowing the community to showcase the natural and cultural treasures of Gumma, Nambucca Heads. Simple, low impact construction whereby sheet piles are driven into the sand, the centre is excavated, a slab is poured and LVL beams support the earth roof.

 

Client Brief:

The Traditional owners of the Baga Baga/Ngambaa (Nambucca/ Warrell Greek Area)
and the Nambucca Local Aboriginal Land Council both envision Gumma Indigenous
Protected Area to be a learning place and an example of grass roots environmental
sustainability. The objectives encompassing minimal impact on the environment
through efficient, practical conservational community governance. The foundation of
this concept is stemmed from the inherent responsibilities we have as Aboriginal
people to keep Gumbaynggirr country strong and healthy.


To do this the understanding that there is no distinct boundary between terrestrial
(land) and marine (sea) and the flow of ecosystem functions and cycles between the
two. The sea (Gaagal) is the totem of all Gumbaynggirr people and is the medium
that gives us energy, enhances our spirit and keeps our sea foods.