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Technology from Marina Bay Sands used to build pre-fabricated pool in remote Aboriginal community
Technology used to build the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool at the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is currently being installed in the remote Kalumburu community in Western Australia.
Natare Corporation with its Australian partner, State Wide Pool Services Australia Pty Ltd, in collaboration with MCH Solutions, are currently installing the pre-fabricated swimming pool system at Kalumburu, the northernmost settlement in Western Australia and one of the most remote Aboriginal communities in the country.
A team of engineers and construction specialists from State Wide Pool Services are currently on-site in the remote community assisting with the installation of the long-awaited specialty pool.
Manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and was sent to Australia in three shipping containers to Perth via Melbourne, the six lane 25 metre stainless steel, prefabricated pool is being installed as part of long-awaited facilities for the community.
Being built by Kimberly Green Constructions from Kununurra, the construction takes advantages of the cost savings that prefabrication allows as the remote location makes a traditional concrete public pool structure too expensive. It also allows for much faster installation on site.
While Natare Corporation has built many innovative pools across the globe including at Taiora QEII in Christchurch, New Zealand; Pridham Hall in Adelaide’s CBD and Marina Bay Sands, Kalumburu is the first remote project for Natare with their Australian partner State Wide Pool Services Australia.
State Wide Pool Services Australia are passionate about pools in regional and remote areas of the county, having previously built pools in locations such as Mutitjulu and Borroloola in the Northern Territory, Amata in South Australia and Bathurst Island in the Tiwi Islands.
Swimming pools are acknowledged for playing an important role in remote communities offering a sense of place, acting as a meeting area for greater connection, inclusiveness and togetherness.
Research has shown that pools in remote Aboriginal communities lead to improved physical, social and psychological health, enhancing general wellbeing and educational outcomes.
Commenting on the project, Himal Kandel, General Manager of State Wide Pool Services Australia, explains “we are thrilled to be on-site in Kalumburu working on a project that will provide opportunities and vital skills for the ongoing health and wellbeing for the people of this community.”
Located 3670 kilometres from Perth, approximately 400 people call Kalumburu home.
Click here to contact State Wide Pool Services Australia Pty Ltd in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
Images courtesy of State Wide Pool Services.
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