Sue Arlidge, Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island

The pro bono services of Jennifer McDonnell from WPS through BCA / BizRebuild has been integral to the recovery and rebuilding of the decimated western end of Kangaroo Island.

From March 2020, Jen has worked on several projects on the island as the program manager and community facilitator role supported by her WSP team including, Stacie Reeves and Jodie McPhee. A major part of this engagement was on the development of workers accommodation in the Western KI Caravan Park. This accommodation will assist in expediting an efficient western rebuild for the community inclusive of homes, infrastructure and the Flinders Chase National Park. All of which greatly impact the economic viability of the island.

Jen is an exceptional person who has shown great empathy and has always acted with integrity in achieving the desired outcomes. She has guided the team in a very difficult and often challenging environment to deliver good outcomes, to support the rebuild of this devastated community. We truly appreciate all Jen has done and look forward to long and enduring friendship.