Reply To: The location of rehabilitation centres

Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation General discussion The location of rehabilitation centres Reply To: The location of rehabilitation centres

Rachel Alford

Hi Charles,

Thanks for your question. We can’t provide a specific travel time to account for in your design, because there isn’t any certainty around where the wildlife would be taken, however the following information may be useful for you:

Cairns Aquarium is a likely location that the injured wildlife would be taken, so given the size of Yirrganydji Country the approximate time in transportation would be an hour or two. However, when designing solutions in the EWB Challenge we encourage teams to look at the ‘worst case’ scenario and see if their design can be applicable for them. For example, while it may only be an hour’s drive from Port Douglas to Cairns, what if there is a traffic jam/no-one at the aquarium/another event which happens which prolongs the time that the animal needs to spend in the tank? How can you ensure that they are still safely transported if events like that arise?

You can assume that overnight freight is unlikely and the most likely time of transportation would be a couple of hours, but any additions to your design which prolong the time an animal spends in the tanks if needed are strongly encouraged!