Yuendumu Aquatic Centre

Yuendumu, NT

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Sports & Recreation
Mt Theo Substance Misuse Corporation
Yuendumu, NT

MODE undertook extensive community consultation and detailed consideration of life-cycle and maintenance costings, together with incorporation of ESD principles. The social imperative was to provide the community with a leisure facility which could be used as a tool to lower truancy rates. It was proposed that attendance at school was a prerequisite for utilising the pool, therefore increasing the supervision of at risk children and reducing the problem of vandalism through boredom. A number of local community members were provided with life-saving duties, adding to the economic and social return for the community. The centre is designed to resemble the community’s totem and includes a 25 m swimming pool, toddler pool and amenities block.