Spending $50,000 challenges a team of UniSA students as they travel to the remote Aboriginal community of Yalata.
Having won government funding in the first stage of the Yalata roads and drainage project students now needed to find and cost solutions to the problems previously identified.
The project was not without complications but proved invaluable for the engineering students participating in the Community Service Learning Project (CSLP), Brook White, Tri Ly Nguyen, Daniel Clohesy and Rafael Roverci.
‘This was a very complicated project,’ Brook says.
‘It was constantly changing. The dates we were suppose to be at Yalata were slowly extending and the paper work we had to organise was slowly building up.
‘But once we got to Yalata and worked with the Chairperson, Maureen (Mima) Smart and the CEO, Greg Franks we were able to begin on our design to fix the problems,’ he says.