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18 Feb 2022

New Pool Hoist helps Brewarrina Shire residents get back into the pool

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Generous donations from Royal Life Saving supporters have aided in the installation of a specialised pool hoist at Brewarrina Shire Council Swimming facility in far North-West New South Wales.

The pool hoist, installed in late 2021, is designed to assist many of the indigenous elderly and less mobile members of the community enjoy the water once again. Brewarrina has a long history associated with enjoying water that stems back over 30,000 years ago when the Indigenous nations gathered, fished and swum in the Barwon River.

Craig Roberts, General Manager, Drowning Prevention and Education with Royal Life Saving said this was an important piece of community infrastructure.

“Aquatic Facilities provide a significant social, health and economic benefit to local communities and this is a really good example of how individuals and organisations can work together to ensure everyone can access the water, regardless of their abilities”.

The pool hoist built by Para Mobility, a long-term Royal Life Saving industry partner, can easily be moved around, not only helping locals with recreational use of the pool but also assisting local health facilities.

“Brewarrina Health Service Community team conducted a risk assessment on the hoist to enable them to take the seniors from the hospital up each week and they think it's brilliant. Happy Days!” said David Kirby, Utilities Manager for Brewarrina Shire Council.

Please contact us if you or your community need support like this!

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