Lajamanu Waterpark Feasibility Study


Client: Central Desert Regional Council

Services: Evaluation, Planning, Facilities

Consultants: Phillip Gray

Location: 1 Bagot Street, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia

Completion: August 30, 2017


Lajamanu is an indigenous community approximately 560 km south west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert and the eastern side of Hooker Creek. Initially the local community wished to establish a swimming pool for its young people.  However, the lack of an adequate water supply meant this was not sustainable.  Hence a feasibility study was prepared to assess the sustainability of constructing a water play park.


The feasibility study was undertaken in three phases involving the following tasks:


Phase 1: Project Inception

Project Inception Meeting

Phase 2: Operational Audit

Document Review

Population/Participation Analysis

Water Park Trends

Site Visit

Initial Community Consultation

Stakeholder Engagement

Phase 3: Feasibility Study

Draft Feasibility Study

Council Feedback


Final Report