Help Shape the ALFA Industry Professional Webinar Series

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300copyALFA understands that regularly attending Industry Conferences and Workshops is not always feasible, as they can often require a significant time commitment that facility manager’s cannot always afford. That is why ALFA is launching the Industry Professional Webinar Series, allowing you to participate in regular professional development opportunities from the convenience of your facility.



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You’re Invited: Official Launch Co-Generation – A Clean Energy Initiative by Mingara Recreation Club

MingaraSimons Green Energy are inviting you to the launch of the Clean Energy Initiative at Mingara Recreation Club. The Club installed two Cogeneration energy systems that will reduce the their annual energy costs by approximately $350,000 and will cut their carbon emissions by 26%, which equals to planting 15,000 new trees each year. The Co-generation systems produces over 50% of the club’s electricity demand and converts waste heat into hot water for showers and for the swimming pools.

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City of Greater Bendigo to End Seasonal Pool Passes

City of Greater BendigoThe City of Greater Bendigo is considering a report proposing changes to the fee structure for its aquatic and recreation facilities.
A statement from the Council indicates that, following consultation with facility operators Belgravia Leisure and Bendigo Regional YMCA, annual and six month passes are to be eliminated – [Read more...]

Wizid Takes Event Services Online with Attende

Wizid_Pty_Ltd_LogoAccess, identification and security solutions company Wizid has expanded its product range with the launch of Attende, a new ticking and registration platform for event managers.
Designed for event mangers, novice or professional, Attende is free to use for free events and only charges a small fee for paid events when ticket sales are made. [Read more...]

Ambitious Locations Look to Low-Cost Inflatable Aquatic Playgrounds

InflatableWith local newspapers across Australia reporting on entrepreneurs and ambitious local authorities seeking to create ‘Wet’n’Wild-style’ attractions, the low entry and set-up costs of inflatable waterslides and open water aquatic play features can be a flexible alternative to fixed attractions. [Read more...]

Elena Gosse, CEO of AIS Promotes Cultural Diversity at QLD Russian Community Centre Fundraiser

AIS high res logo JPEGOver 20 years ago a young Russian woman named Elena Gosse moved from Russia to Australia to start a new personal and professional life. Now Chief Executive Officer of leading water disinfection company, Australian Innovative Systems (AIS), Elena knows only too well the challenges immigrants face when moving to a new country. [Read more...]

2014 – 2015 ALFA Board Positions Confirmed

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300 (1)The members of the ALFA Board for 2014/15 were announced at ALFA’s AGM held on Thursday 28 August 2014, in conjunction with the ARV Industry Conference with a subsequent meeting confirming the following appointments:

Elected Directors
Alexia Morgan, Chair
Mark Collins
Ken Marriott [Read more...]

Exciting Opportunity Available at the ARI

Aquatic and Recreation InstituteThe Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) is offering an exciting opportunity for an individual with a passion for the recreation and leisure industry. The position presents an excellent networking opportunity for a responsible and motivated person wanting a career in the Recreation and Leisure industry. [Read more...]

Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre Redevelopment Update

Commercial-Aquatics_logo-RGBCommercial Aquatics Australia are excited to be a part of the $38million redevelopment of the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre (MARC) which is due for completion in April 2015.

Opened in 1982, MARC has since become the centrepiece of Mandurah and the Peel Region’s indoor aquatic and sports facilities. With more than 650,000 visitors per year, the ageing facilities have been under pressure for a number of years. [Read more...]

Fitness Show WA 2014 Draws Record Crowds

Fitness Show logoMore than 8,400 fitness fanatics headed to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in August for the biggest ever Fitness Show WA.

Drawing record crowds, with a 24% increase in numbers from 2013, the event showcased everything new and exciting in fitness and health from across Australia, highlighting the latest in fitness equipment and training, supplements, apparel and healthy food choices. [Read more...]