The winner of the panel survey prize draw is Scott Henry. Scott is in his final year at Federation University Australia where he studies metallurgy and process engineering. He lives in Ballarat and Jan Juc where he usually travels around by car, although he usually takes the V-Line train if he goes to Melbourne.
Although he’s only 21, Scott has travelled to 14 countries, including time studying abroad in Korea and Chinese. His time in large Asian cities has given him a different perspective on public transport. In places like Shanghai, “owning a car is somewhat impracticable as the public transport in many areas of Asia is very cheap, close, fast and convenient”. In addition, places like shopping malls, supermarkets, bars and banks are all close together and traffic congestion and parking issues make a car somewhat obsolete.
In Scott’s words, “after travelling around Asia, you almost become a ‘snob’ when it comes to most public transport here in Australia.” But in rural Victoria, a car is essential to get around and the population density is low, making public transport slow, expensive and infrequent.
In the future, Scott hopes to find a job on the mines as a metallurgist. He’d love to go and work abroad somewhere for a few years , perhaps somewhere in Asia, America or Africa.
Congratulations to Scott, we hope you enjoy the $250 gift card!