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Are you in the Northern Rivers, and needing engineering support owing to the flood events of February/March 2022? 

Volunteer engineers are being deployed by Engineers Without Borders Australia in partnership with local host Holding Hands Under Ground, to help with a range of needs, including: structural assessments of houses; geotechnical assessments of landslide, and advice on washed out waterway crossings.

Director of HHUG (Holding Hands Under Ground Incorporated), Ella Rose Goninan, says, ‘If you don’t have insurance, are currently experiencing financial hardship, and your issue isn’t subject to a decision or action by an authority then we hope to be able to help you’.

‘Find out more information, and fill out our community engineering support form at www.hhug.org.au. 

October 31 deadline

‘Applications close October 31.

‘We are very grateful for the volunteer engineering support that Engineers Without Borders Australia are providing to the Northern Rivers in this difficult and complex time for our region.

‘This project is designed to complement all other support that is currently available to residents.  We sincerely hope everyone finds the support they need – whether through this initiative, or the existing services of government or other agencies. 

‘To this end, we are coordinating with local councils, Landcare and other organisations to ensure people are matched with appropriate avenues of help.

‘Please note, this project is currently an entirely volunteer-run initiative, is in a pilot phase, and we are seeking funding for continuation beyond this phase’.

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