Covering almost 25,000 square metres Bunjil Place is a landmark project. Being the first facility of its kind in Australia, Bunjil Place brings together creativity, entertainment and the community in a way that is unparalleled anywhere else in the country.
Late 2017 was a time of great excitement in the La Trobe when Bunjil Place was opened in Narre Warren. Bunjil Place is a fantastic new arts, cultural, leisure and entertainment precinct.
The building was designed by leading Australian architectural firm Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, and was named Architecture of the Year. It also received the Gold prize in both the ‘Institutional’ and ‘Landmarks, symbolic structures, memorials, public’ architecture categories.
Bunjil Place was the culmination of many years of planning and consultation by the City of Casey together with local residents and stakeholders.
The arts precinct has an 800 seat theatre and offers a variety of exciting entertainment and activities for visitors including comedy acts, orchestras and theatrical performances. There is a studio with retractable seating for 200 people, suitable for professional and community use for theatre, cabarets, circus performances, exhibitions and debates.
Celebrations including but not limited to weddings, conferences and gala dinners are being held in the 350 seat function centre which is fully equipped with the latest technology.
The gallery nurtures the creative community, while the three levels of modern light-filled community library provides an idea space to discover, lean and connect.
Bunjil Place has been developed to meet the arts, leisure and entertainment needs of hundreds of thousands of local residents for decades into the future.