A new open-air space and garden opened as part of HousingPlus' domestic violence prevention program will be used to help those suffering feel at peace.
The space, opened alongside part of the organisation's NAIDOC celebrations, was designed by Indigenous members of staff involved with the women's shelter and pays tribute to the various First Nations people that inhabit the region.
Penny Dordoy, head of community services at HousingPlus, said the garden area would be essential for providing a 'private, relaxed' environment for families that use their services.
"Often our meeting rooms can be very formal and not great for kids and also they can make people feel very uncomfortable in particular the Aboriginal women who come to us," Ms Dordoy said.
"This is really a garden that represents all of us, and especially our Aboriginal clients and staff and the wider community, it was designed by members of the staff, with input from everybody and it's a really lovely space where people can relax, tell their story and talk about what they're experiencing with people who understand or are feeling the same."
Ms Dordoy said that 'anyone' who's experienced domestic violence, however direct need a comforting environment.
"It's got a lot of different space for people to relax, it's very important for people who have experienced that sort of trauma to be in the most comfortable spot possible," Ms Dordoy said.
The centre is also looking to expand in the coming year, with four more emergency housing units targeted for construction by November 2021.
Ms Dordoy said the work would be immense, but she was confident it would be completed on time.