Belgravia Leisure awarded tender for Aquatic Centre management

Published on 28 November 2019


28 November 2019

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has appointed Belgravia Leisure as the facility manager of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre at its Council meeting on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Belgravia Leisure will commence working with Council in January 2020 for a five-year period.
This tenure will include Belgravia Leisure supporting Council in the establishment and management of the day to day the operations of the state-of-the-art new aquatic and recreation facility.
Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said Council is pleased to have appointed an experienced and knowledgeable operator and looks forwards to a successful working relationship under a fee for service arrangement to manage the operations of the new facility when it opens.
“Earlier this year Council put a call out to the market, looking for the best operators to manage this exciting milestone project for the community,” Mayor Hearn said.
Council conducted an extensive process to select an expert operator to ensure that the aquatic centre operations:

  • Deliver the best quality programs and services
  • Deliver high quality customer service
  • Maximise operational efficiencies, including environmental initiatives
  • Provide progressive programming and services for the allied health/wellness centre
  • Utilise Industry-leading technologies; and
  • Deliver a destination café, operating with a restaurateur.

Seawinds Councillor Simon Brooks said he agreed with the Mayor and the operator will be well placed to benefit the community by bringing experience and an innovative approach to programming, technology, service delivery and facility management. “It’s a great outcome for our community to secure an operator that is an industry-leader and will bring their expertise to the operations” Councillor Brooks said.

Council will retain control over business functions such as asset management, utilities, maintenance, fees and charges and will be involved in the recruitment of the Centre Manager. Belgravia Leisure will manage day-to-day operations and deliver programs and services to the community.

Council’s representative for the Health and Wellbeing Committee and Seawinds Councillor Antonella Celi said that it is important that the operations of the facility include programs and services tailored to help our community achieve optimal health and wellbeing outcomes as well as enjoying opportunities for social and recreational activities.

“The community is really excited about our pool finally being built and with Belgravia Leisure now appointed as the facility manager we look forward to opening day,” Councillor Celi said.

Councillor Frank Martin said he was looking forward to the many services that will be made available on the Southern Peninsula when this fantastic Rosebud Aquatic Centre is opened next year. Councillor Martin added that the facility will also provide many exciting employment opportunities for our community.
“Located in the hub of the southern Peninsula, Rosebud Aquatic Centre will provide many employment opportunities for our community,” he said.

Photo: Rosebud Aquatic Centre artist impression. 

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