Repairing Memory & Place

Photo: Brian Martin, The Agency of Bunggabi (trees), 2021

An Indigenous-led approach to urban water design.


Partner organisations

  • Boon Wurrung Foundation
  • Museums Victoria
  • Melbourne Water Corporation
  • Bayside City Council
  • City of Port Phillip

Funded by

  • Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Project scheme

Monash University researchers are working to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. This funding will enable them to progress their research with strategic partnerships that are designed to deliver innovative ideas and solutions.

Professor Margaret Gardner AC

Repairing Memory & Place is one of 67 new research projects selected to keep Australia at the forefront of emerging technologies and benefit the wider community. The project intends to integrate Indigenous ways of knowing with urban water management.

With $240,000 in funding, the project should provide significant benefits by enabling the repair of ecological and cultural memory of place and enabling government agencies to apply Indigenous practices to everyday management of urban water towards a more sustainable water future.