Goolugatup Heathcote Public Art Plan

The Goolugatup Heathcote Lower Lands located at the river level of the precinct has significant cultural heritage values. Like most land adjoining the Swan River, this site was used extensively by the Aboriginal people and was the territory of one of the Aboriginal leaders, Midgegooroo and his son Yagan. The people used the space as a lookout, fishing and camping ground. It is also noted as an important ceremonial site for men and is alternatively known as Kooyagoordup (place of the bullfrog) or Goolugatup (place of the children).

Apparatus is working collaboratively with the UDLA Design Team to identify art opportunities within the detailed landscape plan for the Goolugatup Lowerlands site for integrated and/or stand-alone artworks.

Goolugatup Heathcote is a significant site to people of the Noongar Nation and consultation with appropriate Elders and / or Advisors is and important part of the process.


  • Collaborative design and place planning.
  • A report identifying:
    • Potential artwork sites, examples of suitable artworks and potential artists.
    • Methodology for the commission of integrated and/or
      stand-alone artwork/s for the Goolugatup Lowerlands.
    • Consultation undertaken with Elders and / or Advisors.
    • Identifying potential artwork sites, examples of suitable artworks and potential artists.
    • Themes outlined in the Interpretation Plan and the Public Art Strategy and Masterplan for Heathcote.
    • Alignment with City of Melville / Heathcote public art
      planning documents and intentions.

Project Details


  • Heathcote Reserve


  • 2022+

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.