INTRODUCING YIRRANMA PLACE

A place to arrive curious and leave inspired.

Our new home at 262 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, is a place for people and organisations with a social purpose at the heart of what they do. Led by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, this historic building has been restored, reimagined and reinvented as Yirranma Place.

Yirranma Place will be a purpose-built, innovative space that provides a range of facilities and services to benefit our partners and the community. It will house not-for-profit tenants and a social enterprise incubator, as well as a new service model called the “Goodcierge” by social enterprise Two Good Co which will employ women who have survived domestic violence in the precinct’s café, catering and concierge services.

Yirranma (yeer-rahn-ma) is a name carefully chosen through extensive consultation with local Aboriginal leaders and organisations. With advice from Gadigal language experts and local Gadigal elders, we understand this to have the literal meaning “many creation”, so Yirranma Place shall be ‘a place where many create or engage’.

We believe this is a strong representation of the purpose of the building, and would like to thank all Aboriginal people and organisations including local Gadigal elders for their contribution which led us to the name Yirranma Place. Established on Gadigal land, this place has been part of Country for thousands of years. Central to the Foundation’s vision for Yirranma Place is our commitment to recognising, respecting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and culture.

In repurposing this important heritage building as a contemporary meeting place, the vision was to create a place where people from all walks of life can come together and feel at home – a place for connection in the Darlinghurst neighbourhood for generations to come.

Learn more in our virtual tour

See exclusive footage of a design session with Uncle Badger Bates and artisan blacksmith Matt Mewburn, collaborating on the design for the public art gates – a feature of Yirranma Place.

 

Key features of Yirranma Place include:

 

  • Adaptive reuse showcasing design excellence – with a focus on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and design
  • Ground floor social enterprise café and shared spaces for community use
  • Incubator and office spaces for lease and collaboration with social enterprise community
  • Data-informed approach supporting partnerships, including with academic and research institutions
  • Onsite parking plus bike storage and lockers for those walking, running or riding to work
  • Green rooftop garden to support onsite workforce and contribute to local amenity.

The Foundation greatly appreciates the patience and understanding of our neighbours during the construction phase. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Yirranma Place and expressing our gratitude in person when we open our doors.

The Foundation is looking forward to welcoming the community and our partners with community events and drop-in information sessions, walkarounds and other opportunities.

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