Association is thrilled with its new home

Busselton Dunsborough Times

The Undalup Association has taken up residence at the City of Busselton’s Youth and Community Centre Building and is hopeful the new office location will allow members to work together in one place more frequently

Vice-chairwoman Rachelle Cousins said she was thrilled to “finally (have) somewhere to have all our knowledge and work” after years of operating out of a range of different spaces.

“We were working out of a lot of different places before taking up this lease,” she said.

“It made things really hard, having different members and people all operating separately,” she said.

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The new lease also gives Undalup access to the adjoining hall, which will allow for workshops and programs to be more frequently run, according to Ms Cousins.

“It’s just going to be great to have somewhere set where people can find us, somewhere we can conduct proper meetings, talk to people ... and do cultural training,” she said.

“Everything we have and own is now all in one place ... and it’s going to help to share our knowledge with the younger people.”

A selection of local Aboriginal arts, crafts and produce feature in the office, created by Undalup members and available for sale.

One of the Undalup Association’s new members, Mertle Myers, has begun selling her homemade products — Mertle’s Majic Homegrown Syrups — through the association.

“I fully support the Undalup Association and love being out on country and having a better understanding of the local culture,” she said.

“To have all this knowledge and energy in the one place is awesome.”

The Undalup office will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-2pm.

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