The peak body for Queensland’s aquatic facilities wants greater investment in public aquatic centres by local and state Government to bring them in line with world’s best practice.
The call by ALFAQ (Australian Leisure Facilities Association Queensland) follows its recent release of its first industry benchmarking study, which has been introduced to gather vital information about service, sustainability and safety across Queensland’s public aquatic facilities.
ALFAQ President Dan Kwaczynski said the 2017 State of the Industry Report provided a baseline for Queensland’s aquatic facilities to continually assess performance and identify areas for improvement.
Kwaczynski stated “Queensland’s 350+ public aquatic centres attract close to 10 million visitors each year and employ more than 12,000 people.
“These pools provide a valued community health and wellbeing service, but many have outdated systems, so they are not operating as efficiently and sustainably as they could be.