Airey Taylor Consulting were delighted to see one of their Aquatic Centre designs feature in the ABC National News.
The $7 million Balgo Aquatic Centre was recently opened to the public. Sited in the remote town in the far north of Western Australia on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, the ABC report notes that it is possibly Australia’s most isolated swimming pool. The facility will help locals cool off from temperatures that can reach the late 40’s regularly during the hot months. From the looks of the video – they already love it!
Use of the new Aquatic Centre is a great incentive for local kids to attend school. As the Principal of the local school Barry Ennis states : “…there’s a number of big things really… obviously the hygiene and health of the kids. This is great chance for them to get in and have a really good soak, such a dusty dry environment out here that so that’s magnificent. Obviously its something that is a real lot of fun to day in the daytime. For the next six months or so its going to be very hot out here… most days are up around 40 degrees or so and we don’t see the kids much during the day. Being able to come to a cool place, see their friends and have fun together is just magnificent. And, of course, from our point of view at the school the big one really is ‘no school, no pool’ and that has a big impact on our school.”
The Aquatic Centre continues John Taylor’s industry leading record of Engineering design of Aquatic facilities throughout Australia, including the 2019 Master Builders Association (WA) / Bankwest Excellence in Construction Award for Best Public Use building ($20 – $50 million), Armadale Aquatic Centre. All of us at Airey Taylor Consulting hope the community in Balgo enjoy their new facilities as much as possible.
Click here to see the video report in full, and congratulations to all those who made this project possible.