Community Pool


Design Brief

This $8 million Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Project was possible due to the joint support of $3 million by the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Program, $3 million from the Tasmanian Government and $2 million from Burnie City Council.

The Result

The newly designed Aquatic Centre and PCYC Redevelopment project includes an indoor 8 lane 25-metre learn to swim and lap pool and an outdoor children’s splash play area. The 50-metre outdoor pool and splash pad will operate during the summer season only.



Mutitjulu is home to 400 Australians, primarily indigineous and is based only hundreds of metres away from our national icon, Ayers Rock.

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Lake Cargelligo

Design Brief

Lachlan Shire Council had extremely limited funds but wanted to convert this very old pool to a more modern facility by conversion from gutters to wet decks.

The Result

The pools gutters were removed and replaced with a wet deck system on both sides.  These measures enhanced the pools aesthetics and helped with the conservation of water.

Borroloola Swimming Centre

Design Brief

Borroloola is a remote community located to the east of Arnhem Land on the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Community is located not far from the McArthur River Mine site which is operated by Xstrata.

As is often the case the children and young adults in the Community swam in the crocodile infested waters of the McArthur River and the Community Elders were extremely concerned to provide a safer swimming environment. Xstrata and the Community approached State Wide Pool Services to design a facility which met the learn to swim and recreational needs of the Indigenous population.

In 2007 we submitted a design for a 25-meter pool and toddlers pool. The Xstrata group took responsibility for the project management and construction of the facility but engaged us to supply and install the more technical aquatic elements of the project. 

The Result

Borroloola Swimming Centre is now an important part of the local Community. Children now have a place where they can play safely and where they can experience swimming competitions and other social benefits which many parts of Australia take for granted.

Bathurst Island

Design Brief

While the Northern Territory Government explored the feasibility of upgrading the Nguiu Swimming Pool on Bathurst Island (north of Darwin), State Wide Pools was commissioned to prepare a Pool Assessment Report.

While the existing pool was only a few years old, certain deficiencies rendered those facilities unsuitable for most of that time.

State Wide Pool Services report consisted of:

a. An overview of systems

b. Analysis of systems and problems including:

  • pool hydraulics

  • plant and equipment

  • necessary repairs and safety concerns

Upon completion of this report, we were contracted to renovate the existing 25-metre pool and toddlers' pool.  These renovations included a complete upgrade of the hydraulics and plant.  For five months TILG provided accommodation for our team in this remote location.  All tools, plant and equipment were trucked to Darwin then ferried across to Bathurst Island.

The Result

The entire project cost $160,000 and as you can see by the photos, the real value lies in what this facility means to the health and enjoyment of the individuals and wider community that use it.

Amata Community Pool

Design Brief

Much like the Mimili Pool Project, what's most interesting about the Amata Community Pool is not how it was built, but the reasons for building it.  Public pools play a vital role in the community and there's no clearer demonstration of this than in the remote South Australian town of Amata.  To start with, the pool was built only when a Community Responsibility Agreement had been reached between the Government and the Community.  This agreement included the formation of a Pool Management Committee and the introduction of health workers to ensure appropriate standards would be met.

The Result

Now the Amata Pool plays host to community organised swimming carnivals, the 'no school / no pool' policy provides incentive for local children to attend school more frequently, and regular health checks on children can be easily managed while they attend the pool.  The pool also creates employment opportunities for locals with life-guards, pool management and pool maintenance staff recruited from within the community.

State Wide Pool Services are proud to have been involved in the design and construction of the Amata Community Pool and we celebrate the positive social outcomes resulting from the pool's construction.