Project Detail

City of Stirling
Scarborough Beach Pools

The City of Stirling recently opened the Scarborough Beach Pool which is a major landmark in an urban re-development of the Scarborough Foreshore precinct. The pool connects the upper and lower foreshore promenades, provides new commercial tenancies and maintains stunning views of the Indian ocean within and over the pool.

The site includes an open air 50m lap pool and a partially shaded kids “learn to swim” pool, which are geothermally heated and functional for sporting, recreational and family use in all seasons.

The water body lighting was required to achieve Australian Standard recommendations, dim to multiple lighting levels, integrate with the architecture and withstand the harsh coastal conditions of the site. The Cree Edge High Output LED luminaire was selected to meet these competing requirements.

The high performance and forward throw optic of the luminaire achieved the necessary high lighting levels, and the luminaires were installed with no tilt to minimise glare to the upper promenade. Each luminaire was provisioned with dimming control and is staff-adjustable to pre-set Australian Standard levels for recreation and local sporting competition. 

The luminaire was coordinated with a custom tapered curved pole to enhance architectural themes, whilst minimising impact to ocean views. The thin profile of the luminaire reduces wind loading on the pole, and the ruggedised die cast aluminium housing with corrosion resistant coatings is suited for operation near the ocean.


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Christou Design Group

Electrical Engineer:
ETC - Engineering Technology Consultants Pty Ltd

Cooper & Oxley

Electrical Contractor:
TES Electrical

Ron Tan