Wyndham 'Aquapulse' Leisure Centre in Victoria
The Wyndham City Council is the Local Government Authority in the Werribee and surrounding areas, managing a large number of publicly owned assets and being responsible for their effectiveness and value to the community.
The Wyndham City Council area covers 542 square kilometers on the western fringe of Melbourne, with Werribee and Hoppers Crossing the principle areas of population.
Wyndham has the fastest population growth of local government areas Australia wide, with an additional 10,604 persons from 2013 to 2014. The total estimated population is 199,714.
Counting the numbers of people and visitors who make use of Council assets and analysing and reporting on these results is an important part of the job of the Council’s Executive Team.
Of particular interest to the Council, is the number of people visiting fitness facilities like the “Aquapulse” Leisure Centre in Werribee.
Western Leisure Services who manage the “Aquapulse” facility were tasked with the installation of counting systems and the provision of reporting systems to provide Wyndham Council with ongoing information on the usage of the centre by residents.
Operations Manager of the Aquapulse Centre, Alek Olszewski identified the critical features required for their counting system as:
- 1Counting Accuracy
- 2Separate counts for adults and children
- 3Maintaining venue population counts
- 4Real-time counts being delivered to selected staff via their smart phones and tablets.
- 5Automated venue capacity “alerts” for preset levels
Like many other progressive City and Shire Councils they found that the Cohera-Tech system provided the data and reporting information required.
Cohera-Tech, based in Brisbane, use high quality video sensors linked with cloud based reporting and analysis systems / software.
These are linked to staff tablets and smart phones to provide realtime reporting on the number of people and visitors coming to the venue and the occupation levels, during the times the venue / pool are open.
They also provide a report on the number of people in the venue at any point during the day, allowing staff to be rostered for peak times and safety considerations, like swimming pool capacity, to be addressed with automated “alert” messages to responsible staff.
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