Studio Alfano Architects was invited to submit Nunduk at the Venice Biennale in 2021. Nunduk provided an example of strengthening the cultural understanding between non-indigenous and First Nations People across the Pacific Region.
There is broad regional and state support for the development of Nunduk as a regenerative tourism project.
Aboriginal Victoria through the Sale Local Aboriginal Network has expressed and written letters in support of Nunduk, looking forward to developing the strong Aboriginal ties in the local area also with the local Gunaikurnai community represented by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLAWAC).
Nunduk has enjoyed strong support from the Wellington Shire Councillors voting in favour of Nunduk.
State Government support has been welcomed, with Minister for Tourism, Regional Development being great advocates. Local member Danny O’Brien has also been fantastic enabling the progress of Nunduk through the many government processes to be navigated.
Destination Gippland has been a continued strong supporter, particularly with strong leadership shown by CEO Terry Robinson and Board Member Nick Murray
Local Community Groups in particular the Loch Sport Business and Tourism Association have been great friends of the Nunduk team and are very excited about the opportunities Nunduk will bring to the region.
Nunduk obtained $1,000,000 in enabling infrastructure support funding across a number of key areas. Funding has been used to further develop the landscape design and preliminary plantings by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) in consultation with Department Environment Land Water Planning (DELWP).
We believe the concept is very exciting for the region and the project will generate significant benefits to the Gippsland visitor economy and local community.Continue Reading
Our impact on the land and environs will be positive with a regenerative and sustainable approach ensuring that we will be treading lightly on the land.Continue Reading
A luxury Spa Retreat featuring just 15 Villa Units nestled among regenerating ground cover and trees, spread over a 200 acre site with 500 acres of wildlife area adjacent.Continue Reading
Jodie Douthat & Debbie Leon, Co-Chairs for the Sale Local Aboriginal Network
The Sale LAN (Local Aboriginal Network) believes this project meets five of the six priorities from our Five-year plan. We look forward to working in partnership with this project and local government. The project will create opportunities in health & wellness tourism, community planning, supporting young people, and strengthening Aboriginal culture, stories and values. It will also provide economic participation in job outcomes for the local Aboriginal community.