YAAMA Bus: CDC NSW Continues Its Journey With Community Engagement

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Existing service bus was refurbished by CDC NSW engineers and mechanics. After 10 months of work, the bus was officially delivered this morning.

This morning at the CDC NSW Panel Shop, in our St Marys depot, the CDC NSW Yaama bus was handed over to the operations team, in a special launch event.

Edward Thomas CEO of CDC NSW thanked the team who have dedicated their time, talent and hard work to the creation of this special bus “we look forward to the Yaama bus representing the CDC Family in the future”, he said.

Rachit Patel, Sasha Martinovic, Andrew Collins, Brett Fitzgerald, Glen Alleaume, Gus Viera, Gyanesh Mani, Joseph Logronio, Raman Wagle, Ravinder Singh, Ron Pratap, Shomal Narayan, Vinay Sharma, Anne Waid, Shannon Ellis and Mladen Malinovic were part of the team that worked on the refurbishment of the Yaama bus.

The Yaama bus is a full equipped 12.5-meter bus transformed by our CDC Panel Shop into a Mobile Education Centre and Mobile Operations Centre. This bus originally operated on CDC NSW routes in Dural. It has now been fitted with a kitchen, awnings, Wi-Fi connection, a meeting or classroom space, 3 interactive screens and its own power generator.

What is next? The Yaama Bus is truly ready to support CDC NSW in promoting its recruitment activities as well as engaging indigenous communities as part of their Reconciliation Action Plan across its 16 depots in metropolitan Sydney as well as in the Hunter Valley and Blue Mountains. Local providers like Suncamper Motorhomes and Moove Media were part of this project as well. The total investment, including in-house work, was of $135K. We are proud that our Yaama bus will represent CDC NSW as it travels with us on our journey of serving the community.