TAFE students benefit from collaboration with Museum of Riverina project

Published: 15 May 2018 12:22pm

15 May 2018

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Museum of the Riverina and local TAFE NSW students are both beneficiaries of a pathway improvement project underway at the Museum’s Botanic Gardens site.

The collaborative project involves the construction of a concrete path at the Botanic Garden’s site by seven TAFE NSW students undertaking the Certificate II in Construction Pathways.

Museum Manager Luke Grealy said the new concrete path replaces a well-worn track from the museum front door to a newly installed gate which provides convenient access to the miniature railway’s Museum Station in the Botanic Gardens.

“The gate installed recently by the Society of Model Engineers complements the new all-weather path and halves the length of the walk from station to the Museum; it’s a substantial time saving for visitors who wish to combine a ride on the miniature train with a visit to the Museum.”

“Wagga Wagga City Council’s Museum of the Riverina is funding the materials and provided some heavy construction equipment while the seven TAFE NSW students are building the path as part of their course, which provides them with experience working at a significant public institution.”

TAFE NSW students benefit from the project through the opportunity to learn new skills and build their confidence in applying their skills to real life.


What: Concrete pour at new path and interviews
Where: Museum of the Riverina, 127 Lord Baden Powell Drive, Willans Hill
When: Tuesday, 15 May at 10am

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Contact Kate Roberts 6926 9133 / 0409 079 663 or media@wagga.nsw.gov.au