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PROJECTS > CAAPS - Darrandirra Child and Family Centre | February 22

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CAAPS new Darrandirra Child and Family Center 'support centre'
...providing services and place-based programs and activities to help promote children and family well being...





...NT government sponsored...


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About the Project

architect:  Co-Lab Architecture  | Director Irma Lamaya

"thank you"  Irma,  for contacting our office in the first instance...

client: CAAPS:  Project Darrandirra Child and Family Centre location Malak, Darwin NT

builder:  GRD Group NT | Managing Director Ron Day

wall art:  local Artist Marnie Jay [engaged by CAAPS direct]





indigenous art: selection from READBACK Aboriginal Art Gallery

...all the artwork selected and artefacts by Northern Territory artists...

'thank you to Lauretta and Sue for your help and guidance'

art installer:  Fine Art Framing by Gary Single


the project for 'the Centre' was officially launched April 21

the project was opened by the Hon. Lauren Moss on 4 Feb 2022

(Minister for Education, Minister for Children, Minister for Youth, Minister for Seniors, Minister for Women)

sponsored and funded by the Northern Territory Government 'the centre' joins a growing network of

Child and Family Centres located across the Northern Territory
the Centre services Darwin’s Northern Suburb communities 


CEO of CAAPS (Jill Smith) mentioned the success was 

'having great support  and the right people involved in the project, both  in the private and government sector'

... the valuable support and contribution from across many government departments include...

Minister Moss and Dept. of Territory and Families

DIPL (Terry Franklin, Tessa Buentipo and team) helping to facilitate the brief for CAAPS

and assistance  with navigating the  leasing of premises

Reform Management Office (David Ah Toy. Executive Director) funding of the project

we wish the CAAPS team every success

our team at VYSTAN very much appreciate working on this premium project

Jill Smith CEO CAAPS

Elizabeth Stubbs, Deputy CEO CAAPS (former)

Kat Kennedy, Family and Community Services Manager, CAAPS

local artwork
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