Brisbane’s Murri community is looking to build a multi-million dollar Aboriginal cultural centre at Musgrave Park.
3 Dec 2013 - 5:56 PM  UPDATED 3 Dec 2013 - 6:34 PM

Musgrave Park is Brisbane's main gathering place for the Murri community, playing host to events such as NAIDOC Day and the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereignty Embassy.

However, the proposed site has several leases and a heritage-listed building known as the Jagera Hall which can be used by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Brisbane’s Murri community is looking to take ownership of Jagera Hall at Musgrave Park.

The cultural centre was first planned in 1985 but only recently gained support and funding from the Beattie and Bligh Labor governments.

The Brisbane City Council is now in discussion with a newly formed Aboriginal community representative group to look at handing over full management of Jagera Hall.

Natalie Alberts, a long-time proponent of the cultural centre and NAIDOC Day organiser, says Jagera Hall would obviously be used for cultural purposes, but also as a possible tourism venture.

The newly established community representative group is hopeful of taking control of Jagera Hall from council within three to six months.