City to take over Warnbro Y centre

Talitha WolfeSound Telegraph
Warnbro Y will no longer be managed by YMCA WA.
Camera IconWarnbro Y will no longer be managed by YMCA WA. Credit: YMCA WA

Operations at the Warnbro Community Recreation Centre are about to change with the facility set to be the latest managed in-house by the City of Rockingham.

Warnbro Y has been managed by YMCA WA for the past 22 years, but as of June 30 the current contract will cease.

This will be the third YMCA facility to have management transferred to City, after operations of the Mike Barnett Sports Complex and Aqua Jetty were adopted by the City last year.

According to Mayor Barry Sammels, under the new management the facility will not have any permanent staff and will operate as an unstaffed venue with rooms being available for hire.

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“This model will allow some of the current popular programs to continue and also provide the opportunity for new hirers to comence bookings at the facility,” he said.

“All the existing regular hirer groups at the WCRC will continue including badminton, indoor soccer and martial arts groups.”

Among the changes will be the cancellation of the current range of group fitness classes, however, Mayor Sammels said the City was currently working on developing a group fitness program.

YMCA WA executive manager Shane Mauger said YMCA will continue to service the Warnbro region through the Out of School Hours Care services.

The Warnbro Community Recreation Centre is currently the only facility that is not managed in-house by the City.

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