The first Walgett gali water kiosk incorporates a bespoke reverse osmosis unit that was designed and assembled pro-bono by Bruce Atkinson of Beca Group and installed by HL Mullane & Son with the support of the Mullane Foundation. 
It was installed out the front of Dharriwaa Elders Group to provide the Walgett community with free access to chilled, safe drinking water ie water that the community can be confident is suitable for people with existing chronic diseases to safely consume and will not contribute to the development of chronic disease.
Dharriwaa Elders Group and Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service are working together to ensure many more free drinking water kiosks are installed in high public use areas of Walgett - we think further demonstrating our public health leadership.
As Christine Corby AM, CEO of Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service reminded us in her speech at the launch, ACCOs should not have to be providing critical public infrastructure like this so it is a sad day really, to celebrate this achievement.
Our work to provide Walgett drinking water kiosks is made possible through Dharriwaa Elders Group’s Yuwaya Ngarrali partnership with UNSW, and was greatly assisted by the ongoing advice of Greg Leslie from the UNSW Global Water Institute. It is part of the joint Dharriwaa Elders Group / Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service / George Institute of Global Health UNSW Food and Water for Life project.