stylised map of south west WA region

Nyoongar Services Mapping

Nyoongar Services Mapping involved the development of a database to map and record all organisations that provide direct specific services to the Nyoongar Aboriginal community of and in the south west of Western Australia.

This project was a response to the lack of clarity for both government and the Nyoongar community who the service delivery agencies are and what they actually provide. The work undertaken for this research identified, gathered data on, and categorised 217 organisations providing services to the Nyoongar people of the south west of Western Australia.

Supervised by the Curtin Centre for Sport and Recreation Research and undertaken by a Nyoongar woman, this project has provided invaluable support to the Department of Sport and Recreation WA in developing strategies to work with the Nyoongar community of the south west of Western Australia. These strategies involve the implementation of complex and sophisticated planning processes, investment options and project delivery. The database has been integral in developing business cases for initiatives involving Nyoongar youth.

Principal Areas of Enquiry:

Aboriginal Perspectives

Secondary Areas of Enquiry:

Management and Technology
Structural Adjustments and Changing Demographics

Lead Researchers:

Professor Marian Tye - Centre for Sport and Recreation Research
Greg McLennon - Department of Sport and Recreation WA

Research Team:

Sandra Harben

Industry Partners

Department of Sport and Recreation WA

Project Collection


Nyoongar Services Audit Mapping Project