Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.

The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by Professor Eileen Baldry and keenly supported by Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

giant zuccini grown by WAMS

The Food & Water for Life Program Working Grp met 18 Feb 2020 to determine its Terms of Reference, & get cracking on 24 actions.

The Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and the UNSW has a governance structure and process that is led by the Elders Council of the Dharriwaa Elders Group in Walgett.


YN community design briefing session 13 Nov 2019

Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service & Walgett Shire Council is being supported by YN to improve public access throughout Walgett to chilled high quality drinking water.

The CHIPP team with DEG's Clem Dodd and Yuwaya Ngarra-li's Peta MacGillivray at the Junction
In August 2019, the CHIPP team (children's injury prevention program) visited Walgett to start the co-design of a program

Impact Engineers & Ernie Sands installing water efficient test beds in WAMS Community Garden #1
Impact Engineers from UNSW Global Water Institute, with Ernie Sands from WAMS installed 2 x water efficient test garden beds

Food and Water Statements from WAMS, DEG 12/8/19.

Walgett Food Forum Report 26 June 2019
Yuwaya Ngarra-li Walgett Food Forum Report was published 26 June 2019 and presents information about the Walgett Food Forum convened 8 April 2019 by Yuwaya Ngarra-li with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service.

Walgett water update - image from flier
Continuing our work "Food and Water for Life" with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS), Dharriwaa Elders Group's Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership with UNSW hosted a "water update" meeting 22 May 2019. Speakers included Christine Corby OAM CEO of Walgett AMS, Professor Greg Leslie of UNSW