Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place moves to Knox

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP) has moved to the HV Jones Community Room in Ferntree Gully, marking the first time a Community Controlled Aboriginal Organisation has been located in Knox.

Established in 2005, MMIGP is a not-for-profit organisation operating across seven council areas in the Eastern Metro Region. Council sought expressions of interest from community groups and other organisations with a community focus for a five-year licence agreement to use the space.

Knox Mayor, Councillor Marcia Timmers-Leitch said the agreement would support MMIGP in providing a safe space for First Nations peoples to gather, participate in cultural activities and connect with each other.

“MMIGP will be providing cultural, wellbeing and community support programs for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community within Knox, which represents the second largest indigenous population in South East Victoria,” she said.

“MMIGP services are committed to advancing health, wellbeing and community cultural connectedness, which improve and support quality of life and outcomes for First Nations peoples. Their service also provides essential supports such as food relief, art and craft teaching practices and a social enterprise.

“This agreement reflects key priorities under our Council and Community Plan, including Council’s commitment to working with local First Nations organisations and community to ensure understanding, trust and respect.”

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