Djiljit Mia community gathering place in Dunsborough wins national award

Koomal Dreaming owner Josh Whiteland and Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association vice president Trish Flower at Djiljit Mia in Dunsborough.
Koomal Dreaming owner Josh Whiteland and Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association vice president Trish Flower at Djiljit Mia in Dunsborough.

Djiljit Mia, the community gathering place in Dunsborough, has won the The Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards.

Held every two years, the awards recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative play spaces across Australia.

The awards showcase the achievements of communities working with educators, designers and the playground industry in creating amazing play environments in public spaces, schools, and education and care services.

These inspirational play spaces encourage healthy participation in recreational activities for children across the nation.

Dunsborough Progress Association project coordinator Trish Flower said Djiljit Mia truly embodied a grass roots, community led project.

"The design, featuring the history and cultural features of the local Wadandi custodians, was developed by Nature Based Play, in conjunction with the local community," she said.

"The majority of the labour, equipment and materials were donated by the community which results in shared ownership and pride.

"The project was supported by the City of Busselton, community groups including schools, Coast and Landcare plus local businesses and individuals."