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New waterslide and aquatic play area approaching completion at Mudgee Pool
The addition of a new waterslide and aquatic play area at the Mudgee Pool in western NSW is approaching completion with the features set to open for the upcoming summer swimming season.
Equipped by Australian Waterslides and Leisure and Water Features By Design, the new water play features were identified as one of the top three priority projects by residents during consultation for the Mid-Western Region Towards 2030 Community Plan.
Located right beside the current Mudgee Pool complex, the Mid-Western Regional Council started construction earlier this year.
Landscaping as well as site training for staff is currently being completed before the official opening at the start of the summer swimming season on the last weekend in September.
Mid-Western Regional Council says the area is designed to be accessible and enjoyed by all children from toddlers to young adults, advising “the park includes a large water slide, rock pool, water spray platform, dumping bucket, spray cannons, jets and streams."
The Council secured $800,000 in grant funding to build the all new facility through the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities fund.
In a description on its website, Water Features By Design advise “the 300 metre² park design celebrates the region's viticultural industry through custom-made componentry and a vibrant purple and green colour scheme.
“The coloured in situ concrete pad is peppered with 24 random ground sprays and four giant cone sprays dotted across the area.
“At one end an open 30 metre long curved slide is set above a series of large, hand carved graduated concrete steps built into the site's existing slope which help form a series of streams fit with weirs to allow children to direct and channel the flow of water as it spouts from ground sprays at the top of the steps. The water is channelled towards a drain on the playground floor.
“The park design also includes a fort clad in hand-carved concrete to resemble natural rocks which are formed over the top of the pump-house. This fort structure conceals the pump-house and includes two duelling water cannons to encourage interactive water wars.
“Two showering grape vine leaf pole features provide a splash of bright colour at either corner of the park along with three giant shower rings and two custom designed grape vine shower arches.
“Two fully interactive cascading mushroom features of different heights are included in the design, the arc and flow of which can be adjusted by turning the head. These sit beside a giant mushroom shower feature (while) a custom-made wine-barrel dumper soaks delighted patrons and tie in with the viticultural theme reflected throughout the design.”
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Images courtesy of Water Features By Design.
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3rd April 2019 - New waterslide enhances popularity of West Wyalong pool
10th November 2018 - Australian Waterslides installs new waterslides for Adelaide’s Waterworld
9th June 2016 - ARV releases guidelines for managing outdoor seasonal pools
4th May 2015 - Outdoor seasonal pools under ongoing threats
17th September 2014 - Ambitious locations look to low-cost inflatable aquatic playgrounds
30th August 2014 - Mildura Riverfront project to include aquatic play park
4th July 2014 - Mudgee swimming pool operator given six months to meet standards
3rd September 2012 - Backyard sprinklers re-imagined on a grand scale
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