Positioned in the heart of Logan Central and directly opposite the Woodridge Train Station this facility is in a strategic position to provide health services to the local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander population.
The organisation offers primary health care in a large range of areas from GP and dental services through to providing child safety and youth services. The creation of a comfortable and relaxing environment surrounded by extensive vegetation and organic materials aim to reduce the impacts of adjacent built form.
The landscape has several design initiatives including an outdoor space that is known as a 'Yarning Circle'. This Yarning Circle is an interface for indigenous knowledge and communication that demonstrates respectful interaction between people. It provides a forum for honest communication and shared responsibility.
Other landscape concepts include decorative pavement, overhead wires trained with vertical growing climbers, streetscapes in accordance with Logan City Council standards and a central atrium space.
Streetscape works will improve the amenity of the building frontage, and will include the provision of a wide footpath, seating, rubbish bins, shade trees and planting beds.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service
Yarning circles have been used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years to discuss issues in an inclusive and collaborative matter.
The Yarning Circle is an interface for indigenous knowledge and communication that demonstrates respectful interaction between people.
The Yarning Circle provides a forum for honest communication and shared responsibility.