Existing partnership with Belgravia Leisure expands to Somerville Rec

Published on 17 December 2018


Mornington Peninsula Shire will extend its partnership with Belgravia Leisure for the management and operation of the Somerville Recreation Centre from 1 January 2019.

At its Council Meeting on 11 December 2018, it was decided that Belgravia Leisure will operate the soon-to-be-completed $9 million stadium until 2022.

Council’s existing partnership with Belgravia Leisure is through the current management of Pelican Park Recreation Centre, Civic Reserve Recreation Centre, Crib Point Pool, Western Port Gymnastics at Hastings Hub and All Access outreach programs, soon to be expanding with opening of the rebuilt Somerville Recreation Centre.

Following the opening, Somerville Health & Fitness Studio will cease operation and wellness programming will be provided from the rebuilt centre.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said Belgravia Leisure has already demonstrated considerable success in improving the experience and sporting programs at our facilities.

“Council will retain ownership and maintenance of the building and remains committed to ensuring sport, leisure and recreation service are available to our community”.

Watson Ward Councillor Julie Morris said “we are confident Belgravia will continue to build on current relationships in the community and deliver fantastic service to the Somerville sporting community”.

Belgravia Leisure Area Manager Ben Walker said Belgravia Leisure is excited to have been appointed by the Mornington Peninsula Shire to operate the new Somerville Recreation Centre.

“As council’s only four-court stadium we are looking forward to making the Somerville Recreation Centre a community hub through indoor sports such as Basketball, Badminton and Netball as well as a variety of wellness classes, including reformer Pilates, yoga and meditation classes”.

“Belgravia Leisure understands there is a lot of history attached to this facility with the devastating fire in May 2016 and we are keen to restore the sporting heart of Somerville from May 2019.”

To learn more about the progress of the Somerville Recreation Centre rebuild visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/somervillerec.

About Belgravia Leisure:

Formed in 1990, Belgravia Leisure is passionate about connecting communities to leisure. Working in partnership with Government, not for profit and the commercial sector, Belgravia Leisure has a strong track record of delivering diverse, accessible and affordable health and wellness services across Australia and New Zealand.

Currently partnering with more than 40 Local and State Government authorities, Belgravia Leisure adopts an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable approach to operations across all its sites, with a focus on healthy communities today and in the future. Belgravia Leisure employs over 4,500 staff in over 120 swim, sports, fitness, health and wellness and leisure facilities.

The Australian company is an NDIS registered provider, offering innovative sports coaching and fitness programs under this funding model. Belgravia Leisure invests more than $6 million per year in capital upgrades, repairs and refurbishments in government-owned buildings, plant and equipment.

Belgravia Leisure is part of Australian company, Belgravia Group, which also owns Genesis Fitness Clubs, Coaching Zone, and Ninja Parc.

For more information visit belgravialeisure.com.au.

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