News: Water fun in pipeline for communities

Children in Elliott and Ali Curung will have their very own waterparks to play in by summer.

Posted: Thursday, 17 September 2015

Barkly Regional Council recently negotiated a construction contract for the two structures to be built by WA-based Water Features by Design. Council officers had investigated “in-house” tenderer and contractor construction options.
The two waterparks are set to cost $976,940, with more than $1 million allocated to the project. The Department of Local Government and Community Services will provide $500,000, Council $330,000, Ali Curung Local Authority $140,000 and Elliott Local Authority is expected to provide $87,700.
The parks, which will be 70sq m, will include six ground sprays, a giant cone geyser, dumper bucket, showering flower, two duelling water cannons, a rubber animal for toddlers to ride and a wall-mounted water blade which will provide a waterfall.
Works will also include site preparation, installation of a pump house, catchment tank, concrete pad, security fence and water, power and sewer requirements.