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Key Features

  • AIB Award for Professional Excellence in Building for High Commendation, Commercial Construction $1m to $10m - 2011
  • AIB Award for Professional Excellence in Building for High Distinction, Commercial Construction $1m to $10m - 2011

Tea Tree Gully Waterworld

Tea Tree Gully Waterworld is a local government operated public swimming centre. Famous for its water slides, the facility was popularly known in the local community as the "Gully Gusher". Hindmarsh was engaged to deliver substantial upgrades to the facility to meet the growing needs of the community.

The upgrade works included conversion of the existing 50m pool into a wet deck with a new disabled access ramp, complete refurbishment of the Learners Pool extensions to the Toddlers Pool including, new interactive water features, upgrading the existing change rooms, new plant rooms with new plant and equipment, and construction of the new administration building together with three brand new waterslides, a staple of the Waterworld of old.

Hindmarsh suggested a number of innovations and additional improvements to the project that the Client undertook, which will provide long-term benefits to the operation of the centre, including upgrades to the pool filters, the addition of remote monitoring to allow operators external access and installation of a brand new solar heating system.

Despite facing numerous challenges, including the wettest August on record for 12 years and late design changes to the slide tower, Hindmarsh completed the project in time for the start of the summer season to the appraised satisfaction of the Client. The project success is demonstrated by record attendances - 70,000 patrons enjoyed the new water slides in the first ten weeks of opening.