New Billabong Brings Splash of Life

IT SEEMS like a strange thing - a new water park in a remote NT community. And among the steel houses and dust, the splash of bright colours stands out like the proverbials on a camp dog. The small water park opened yesterday at Hodgson Downs, a 550-strong Aboriginal community about 60km south east of Mataranka. In Alawa Kriol it's called Wadabirr Billa Pul - the goanna billabong. GALLERY: Justin Sanson's images of the water park opening 

ALAWA Aboriginal Settlement at Hodgson Downs

Australian Waterslides and Leisure has designed, supplied, installed and funded waterslides and water play equipment for the families at ALAWA Aboriginal Settlement at Hodgson Downs, Northern Territory. Estimated completion by 30 April 2012. Australian Waterslides and Leisure have now established agencies in NEW ZEALAND and KOREA and CHINA to look after sales for the New Zealand, Korean and Chinese markets. Please contact Sam Matthews for all inquiries