Mutitjulu Tjurpinytjaku Centre
Mutitjulu – Northern Territory
Nestled in the shadows of the iconic Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this community pool constructed in 2012/2013 remains one of our most recognisable construction projects. Constructing a pool in one of the most distinctive locations in Australia was both an honour and a challenge for our team. Located at the base of Uluru, in a world heritage national park, there were strict laws and regulations to work around even before we arrived on site. This included consideration of sand, gravel and fill, which needed to be weed and contaminate-free; acquisition of water for the pool and disposal of site waste.
The pool itself features two distinct zones, the main pool with depths ranging from 1.2 meters to 1.8 meters and a smaller, toddler pool with beach entry (0.0 m) to 0.6 meters depth. The combination of both pools gives flexibility and accessibility to all members of the immediate community and neighbouring communities.
We continue to visit the site for regular servicing and maintenance visits. Our team get to see the ongoing benefits their work has generated.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies has kindly let us share the following clip on Anangu elder and Mutitjulu Traditional Owner Judy Trigger speaking on the pool. Watch the clip [HERE]
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