About Goolugatup Heathcote
Goolugatup Heathcote acknowledges the Beeliar people of the Noongar Nation on which GH is built. We recognise their continuing connection to the land, waters and community of this area and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future in the spirit of reconciliation.
The City of Melville’s Goolugatup Heathcote is situated at Point Heathcote/Goolugatup on the site of the former Heathcote Mental Reception Home in Applecross and is now a heritage-listed public space.
It features the Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery, a contemporary art gallery with rotating exhibitions of new and recent work by emerging and established artists, and the Goolugatup Heathcote Museum dedicated to the site’s history, as well as artists studios, an Artist in Residence program, stunning venues for hire and numerous public workshops and events. It is also home to a world-class restaurant and one of the most popular, award-winning playgrounds in the metropolitan area.
Disability access to all buildings
On site restaurant
Public and accessible toilets
No dogs on upper lands, but welcome on lower lands and on the river foreshore
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Dual naming at Heathcote
Heathcote Cultural Precinct is currently going through a process to truly blend the Aboriginal and post settlement cultural heritage significance of this place and one aspect, dual naming of the site. While we await a formal process with Landgate the site can be referred to using either name Goolugatup Heathcote or Heathcote Cultural Precinct.
As part of the Landscaping and Interpretation detailed design project 2020 the City would like to formalise the dual name and signage for the future so that the name recognises both Aboriginal connection to land, history and some elements of current use.
With the guiding principle being the eventual recognition of the place by just its Aboriginal name, the City is proposing that the place be called Goolugatup Heathcote.