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24/3/17

Central Coast Council Press Release

Council To Integrate Management of Recreation Facilities

Central Coast Council will take over management of the Lake Haven Recreation Centre, the Toukley Aquatic Centre and the Wyong Olympic Pool from current operators YMCA NSW, effective from 1 July 2017.

The decision comes following a detailed examination and a confidential report at Wednesday night’s Council Meeting.

Council Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said that current members could be assured that it will be business as usual for these popular facilities.

“Fees and charges will remain the same at all three locations for 2017/18, apart from the standard CPI increase,” said Mr Reynolds.

The Entrance Ocean Baths

“These centres will now be added to our existing recreational facilities network including the Entrance Ocean Baths, Gosford Olympic Pool, the Peninsula Leisure Centre and Niagara Park Stadium.”

Council will continue to offer the existing programing available at these facilities, with the exception of YMCA’s Brightside and Ability programs.

YMCA NSW CEO Leisa Hart said, “It has been an honour for YMCA NSW to manage these three fantastic centres in recent years and we have loved being a part of the Central Coast community.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Central Coast Council to support the region in other ways in the future, including through initiatives such as Youth Week and programs like our SkatePark League events.

“To our members and the wider community, we’d like to say thank you very much for your support.”

YMCA staff at each centre will be supported through this change process and will be able to apply for positions through Council.

Mr Reynolds added that the decision was focused on building an efficient network of facilities to meet the needs of the Central Coast.

“With the necessary resources and expertise to operate these facilities internally, it was considered that this change will promote further efficiencies across the Coast,” said Mr Reynolds.

“It will allow us to invest in each of these centres and ensure our entire network of facilities is the best it can be.

“We’re looking forward to improving the facilities, services and programs for the current users and the wider community.

“The YMCA NSW have done fantastic job and I would like to congratulate them on the successful operation of these facilities since 2009.”

For any enquiries about the centres after Friday 30 June 2017, please email Central Coast Council at leisure@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au<mailto:leisure@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au>

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