Yarra Leisure raises bar with accreditation

Fitness Australia CEO Barrie Elvish presenting Yarra Leisure's Quality Accreditation certificates to Toby Newman Acting Health and Fitness Coordinator, Yarra City Council Mayor Cr Danae Bosler, Yarra City Council CEO VJ Vaidyanath, Chris Leivers Director City Works & Asset, and Kerry Irwin Manager Recreation and Leisure Services.

Service excellence and consistently delivering exceptional programs has paid off for our centres in Richmond, Clifton Hill and Fitzroy. Our leisure centres have recently been accredited meeting the highest level of criteria in the sector outlined by AUSactive.

AUSactive’s Quality Business Accreditation is a formal recognition process in which a business meets predefined criteria and quality standards, assessed by an independent accreditation body and Yarra Leisure was the first business group to complete the new maintaining accreditation requirements.

Sally Jones, Manager Recreation and Leisure Services, said “the AUSactive Accreditation means that Yarra Leisure can continue to maintain our high-quality services and facilities, address any gaps, and better understand how we can tailor our services and facilities to our diverse and vibrant community”.

“Gaining the AUSactive Accreditation alongside our Life Saving Victoria Platinum Pools accreditation, AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 and OHS Management System AS/NZS 45001:2018 audits means that whether it’s our gyms, swimming pools or golf courses, our community can have confidence that all of Yarra’s leisure services, programs and facilities are safe and delivered to a high standard, with our members’ health and safety front of mind,” Ms Jones said.

“Furthermore, accreditation will support us to embed a culture of continuous improvement and build on our already high-quality services and facilities”.

“It’s important to us that everyone in our community can take part in fun, accessible, safe, and affordable health, wellbeing and leisure activities, with lots of opportunities for people experiencing disadvantage, people with disability, older people, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.”

AUSactive CEO Barrie Elvish said Yarra Leisure’s Accreditation was part of having an outstanding network of exercise professionals and facilities right across Australia.

“Congratulations to Yarra Leisure on achieving the Quality Business Accreditation! We remain focused on activating the nation though empowering and representing excellence, innovation, high standards and leadership across all exercise and wellness modalities,” Mr Elvish said.

“Our Business Accreditation is just one example of how we are continuing to strive for that excellence and shows our continued commitment to improving the Australian’s health and fitness industry for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

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