2015 has been a grand year for the Yarra Link Project and all of us here are so excited to see where 2016 will take us. We’d really like to thank all of our very special supporters who have shown so much care and dedication to our cause and have given valuable time and effort to move the YLP forward. In just one year the Yarra Link Project has not only achieved incorporation and charity status but we have had numerous opportunities to share our space with the community, and to take part in a number of community based education events. We have operated as a host for students to see their project come alive, held meet and greet picnics for our supports and joined an action committee dedicated to protecting the Yarra River (more on that coming soon!). Our next steps for the future include many big things which will allow our dream of becoming a hub of education for the community of Melbourne but we must always remember that it’s built upon the dedication of our volunteers, staff, and supports who have stuck with us through these challenging stages of growth. Thank-you everyone and please remember if you haven’t already signed up as a member of the Yarra Link Project do it now and become part of something big!
Sincerely, all of us at the YLP
We are very pleased to be able to share this wonderful project designed and produced by the Yarra Link Project’s first official collaborative student, Rowan Turnham. Keep your eyes peeled for this amazing waste catchment system soon to be installed along the Yarra River!
To read more about Rowan’s project visit his website Amass Design
For individuals or groups interested in collaborating with the Yarra Link Project please feel free to contact us.
Project Galada is an adaptable litter capture barrier designed to trap and contain floating litter. The increasing pollution in Melbourne’s water environments is drastically affecting the health and quality of its water. Inspired by bike chains the modular pods link together and incorporate cylindrical planter pots that provide a buoyant eco-system for endemic aquatic plants to provide bio-filtration for the Yarra River. Capturing and collecting litter accumulating on water surfaces will help preserve and improve the health, biodiversity and quality of Melbourne’s waterways for the future.
We’ve been busy little bees during the winter coming up with some exciting new ways to engage with the community about native plants. Keep your eyes peeled for the start of the Yarra Link Project Indigenous Plant Packs and as always throw us any ideas you have for the YLP this way!
Go on, guess…
We love any opportunity to spread education at the Yarra Link Project especially when we’re able to collaborate with students to help make real their project visions. Rowan Turnham, an honors year Industrial design student at Monash University has been an enthusiastic and insightful individual to work with and has given us here at the YLP the opportunity to see how we may install and use a waste catchment system in the river. This previous Saturday Rowan came and tested out his latest design in hopes to have a full prototype for the Monash MADA Graduate Show in November. Catch a sneak peek here and keep your eye out for more news from Rowan about this amazing project!
Check out the flyer for the grad show here.
Checking out the prototype