Like many businesses, we were hit hard by COVID-19 with a loss in revenue, especially from the Yarralin Motel. So it was good news when we were successful with an application for some of the Federal Government’s Economic Stimulus funding for Indigenous Businesses. The funding allowed us to undertake a range of projects at theContinue reading “Economic Stimulus funding put to good use in Yarralin”
GT Builders have been hard at work since October last year, completing several new homes in Yarralin community. As part of the Government’s housing program, the new brick houses include several duplexes which will help reduce over-crowding in community. As thank you to community, they also provided the school with a garden for growing fruitsContinue reading “New housing completed in Yarralin”
We’re happy to report that the damage done to the Buchanan Highway over the wet has mostly been repaired. Travellers should note it is a gravel road and so care should always be taken to drive to the conditions. However, with no rain for several weeks, the roads are dry and the creeks and riversContinue reading “Road repaired”
As we near the end of the wet season, travellers are advised the road between Timber Creek and Yarralin is in rough condition. With the big wet this year, rivers in some places are backed up which means rainfall can see creeks rise quickly. The road itself has multiple washed out areas, including some bridgeContinue reading “Road Update – Buchanan Highway”
AIG came out to see how our store was going today. Walangeri Ngumpinku contract AIG to manage our store. The visit included a walk-through of the store with Directors, and our new Managers Shannon and Jess, talking about the items on sale and identifying any issues. The visit included a clothing give away and BBQContinue reading “Yarralin Community Store going well”
For those thinking of travelling to Yarralin by road for the next few months, you may wish to call ahead to make sure you can get here. Constant rain for the last 3 days has seen the rivers rise, with Sandy Creek crossing currently at 1.1M deep and flowing steadily. Attempting to cross is notContinue reading “The wet season is here”
Walangeri Ngumpinku are pleased to announce Samantha Campbell has been elected as Chair at our recent AGM and Board meeting held on the 1st December, delayed by a day due to sorry business. We congratulate Sam on her appointment and look forward to an exciting new year with all our elected Directors. John de KoningContinue reading “Samantha Campbell elected Chair at AGM”
Ngarinyman Bush Soap is a local business venture started with some grant funding a few years ago. Local community harvest wild native plants and turn them into soap and other body care products. With the support of Walangeri Ngumpinku, the soap is now re-entering production. Photos above show harvesting Dimilan and Bardigi plants, our soapContinue reading “Ngarinyman Bush Soap returns to production”
The NLC visited community today to talk about a number of upcoming leases and section 19 applications for Yarralin. Later that day, they joined our Board meeting to discuss the community’s interest in township leasing.
It’s voting time again, with polling officials setup at our community store today. A steady stream of voters has been going through all morning. The polling booth will be open until 1 pm, before moving onto the next remote community.