Community Aquatics Pty Ltd will splash into Eurobodalla on July 1 when it takes over the management of Eurobodalla’s three swimming pools.
After a tender process earlier this year in which four conforming tenders were received, Councillors voted to award the contract to Community Aquatics.
The company has about 18 years’ experience managing pools for local government and currently contracts to Auburn City Council, Nambucca Shire Council and Lake Macquarie City Council.
Council’s Director of Community, Arts and Recreation Kathy Arthur said Community Aquatics provided the best value for money for the community.
Above: Council’s Coordinator Recreation Development Ann Nicholson, Council’s Divisional Manager Community and Recreation Kim Bush, YMCA area manager Tracy King, YMCA regional manager Mathew Pole, Community Aquatics’ Macksville pool manager Martin Burrows and Community Aquatics CEO Brad Paterson met earlier this month to discuss Eurobodalla’s pool management changeover.
She said pool patrons could expect business as usual, despite the management change.
“One of the deciding factors was that Community Aquatics was very happy to provide existing staff with continued employment,” Ms Arthur said.
“They will also continue the focus on aqua aerobics, learn-to-swim classes, school programs and squad training.
“Community Aquatics has indicated they want to invest in additional infrastructure at the pools, so we look forward to working with them to develop our pools into the future.”
Ms Arthur said the YMCA managed Eurobodalla pools for the past 11 years in partnership with Council and it had been an active part of the community.
“Council wishes to acknowledge the support of the YMCA and thank them for providing employment and aquatic programs for our community over this time,” she said.
“Council is currently working with both contractors to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of service.
“Narooma Pool will be closed on Friday 30 June to enable Community Aquatics to establish its systems prior to July 1. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.”
For more information about the Narooma, Moruya and Batemans Bay swimming pools, visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au Media Release So you want to know what the price is for a swim in 2017-2018 ????