The YMCA of Sydney has been managing the Goulburn Aquatic Centre since the beginning of June. The 12-month interim appointment is enabling the Goulburn Mulwaree Council to make use of the YMCA’s expertise while reviewing the Centre’s operations. During its 12 month tenure the YMCA will focus on continuing to deliver the aquatic programs and services offered to the Goulburn community.
YMCA Transition Support Manager Mark Zilm explains “we are excited to be reinvigorating the centres programs to have a strong family focus. “It’s a great facility and at the end of the day the Y is about partnering with local communities and looking at maximising the utilisation and efficiencies in every community it serves. “The Y is a community based organisation and we want the Goulburn Aquatic Centre to ultimately be that hub of community connection and activity, where people of all ages and abilities can come together and live happier, healthier lifestyles.” Having retained the Centre’s existing employees, over the next 12 months the YMCA will report regularly on necessary changes for the facility and the option of long-term management will be assessed. Since taking on management of the Centre, the YMCA has launched a new Family Membership and is set to open a new $150,000 fitness facility next month. The new health club will feature a range of cardio equipment, a separate strength training area, a Mind Body Spirit room overlooking the pool, an outdoor training zone and a range of family-friendly programming. [Read more…]