Community, Engineering, Indigenous

Yalata road and drainage project wins $50 000

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The Yalata Project has now entered its second phase with civil engineering students hoping to work with Engineers Without Borders to improve the roads and drainage of the community.

Yalata Chief Executive Officer, Greg Franks says there are many projects for students to be involved in like the bush medicine garden, oval greening and the Yalata arts festival.

But it was the ‘can-do’ attitude of Built Environment student, Scott Dawson that helped kick start the first project when his work with Government departments and stakeholders secured $50 000 in funding for roads and drainage.

“I played a small part,” Scott says, “I really enjoyed meeting all the industry people and sort of putting the puzzle together.

“All the industry people that I met were already involved with Yalata and I was able to help bring people together, help with research and provide an audit, which helped to reach the funding.

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