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The Project Zone is proud to present an exciting new initiative for regional NSW. Wellovision is our latest collaborative venture, which utilises the power of story as a foundation upon which to build healthier, stronger, and sustainable communities.

The Project Zone is delivering an innovative, whole of community approach, that employs culture, education, technology and creativity to make a positive and sustainable difference in regional communities and the environment. Along with a supportive network of regional partners, we are committed to delivering enriched learning experiences through a range of projects, and place-based initiatives that inspire, educate and engender greater awareness in people and their communities.


Wellovision comprises a close working relationship between Project Zone, WINS Community Centre, Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS), Wellington Local Aboriginal Land Council, Wellington Arts Centre Inc, Dubbo Regional Council with the support of local, regional and state-wide partners and associates. The Project Zone’s extensive network of partners include the Dept of Education NSW, DART Connections (the DoEs videoconference hub), museums, conservatoriums, historical societies, NSW Tourism, Woman’s and Men's Shed Associations, Rotary, Correctional Services NSW, regional health providers, NGO’s, local charities and a number of other regional and metro based support groups. We will also be collaborating with a number of our creative industry partners, both regional and metro, representing a diverse range of artistic mediums, including music, film, theatre, sculpture, dance, writing, and photography.

The overarching aim of Wellovision is to collectively honour and preserve the stories, sacrifices and experiences of the town and its people, as told through their unique history/origin and present-day stories. Project participants research their lived history, including as-yet undocumented Wiradjuri/First Nations people, women, and migrant stories. The project shines a light on the regions rich colonial, Aboriginal, Chinese, and Megafauna history, and commemorates the significant people and events, both past and present, that have helped shape its identity and character. While, utilising community support to better understand the events that shaped their communities, project participants express themselves by reinterpreting through various other artforms. Through a blended delivery of workshops (onsite and via videoconference), participants work with industry professionals as a way of embedding employability skills, signposting vocational outcomes, and giving the people of Wellington and the region a platform to express their voices and experiences, while gaining a greater sense of purpose and identity alongside greater understanding of their local history.

Wellovision provides a framework for community capacity building and wellbeing. Our aim is to help provide people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make most of life’s opportunities, and to live healthy lives. By leveraging the NSW Department of Education’s videoconference hub and delivering skillsbuilding workshops in the arts, both students and community-based groups in the Wellington region will be given the opportunity and capability to reinterpret their stories to a whole new audience. By linking participants with professional artists and historians, this project will not only embed and preserve these important histories but share them both nationally and with a wider international audience via our web-platforms.

Furthermore, we see this as an opportunity to develop new business, education, employment and tourism potential in the region, and a means to promoting community resilience and wellbeing. The project’s main objectives align with the following main themes as set out in Dubbo Regional Council 2040 Community Strategic Plan; Economy, Community Leadership & Liveability. Hence, we call upon the support of government, business and community in helping us take a collective approach toward achieving the potential benefits and outcomes that could derive from overseeing this project’s successful initial development in Wellington NSW. The second stage will see an expansion of the model throughout the Dubbo Local Government area, and then delivered across the entire Orana region in its second stage of development.

The concept for Wellovision, originally evolved from similar projects in Orange and Bathurst NSW. We recently staged an event in Canowindra NSW, with live re-enactments, a livestreamed festival of short films (bushranger themed) made by the local schools, a Welcome to Country, and live music. The Project Zone won a prestigious 2019 MAGNA award for their Bigger than Ben Hall project; a whole community initiative which featured an international web-based broadcast that showcased short films made by students from Central West NSW. The MAGNA’s are Museums & Galleries Premiere National Awards. The project represented a strong working collaboration with DART Connections (the DoEs videoconference hub), and numerous local community groups in collaboration with Project Zone’s extensive network of industry partners in education, health, employment and the arts.

WHAT does Wellovision 2020-21 offer:

• Film, arts and storytelling hub

• cultural development / educational workshops

• skill development opportunities

• employment and tertiary pathways

• tourism focused education and employment

• tourism promotion opportunities / tours

• community wellbeing initiatives

• place based projects

• exhibitions

• lectures / talks / seminars.

• public events - local festivals

• historical research and education (Mitchell State Library, Historical Society, Museums)

• videoconference (connecting Wellington with national and global audiences)

• academic research (Regional School of Health - Sydney University)

• cross sector partnerships

WHO does it involve?

Dept of Education Schools NSW

Catholic Schools NSW

DART Connections Dept of Ed

School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships NSW (SBAT)

Mitchell State Library NSW

WINS Community Centre

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS)

Wellington Local Aboriginal Land Council

Wellington Arts Centre Inc

Wellington Oxley Museum & Historical Society

Wellington Men’s Shed

Wellington TAFE

Macquarie Correction Centre Wellington

Dubbo Opportunity

Barnardos Wellington

Western NSW Division Disability Alliance

Sureway Wellington

Coder Academy Sydney

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Tourism NSW

Destination NSW

4e Sydney Hip hop

Sydney Headon photography

Inclusion Music

Port Macquarie School of Hard Knocks

Correctional Services NSW

Sydney University School of Rural Health (research)

Charles Sturt University

Craig Lawler (Historian)

Juanita Kwok (Researcher/Historian)

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