YMCA Victoria has been awarded the City of Greater Bendigo’s contract to operate the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre located in Eaglehawk from April 1, 2019.
City of Greater Bendigo Active and Healthy Manager Lincoln Fitzgerald said the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre has been leased and managed by the Bendigo Regional YMCA for over 20 years and the City thanks them for their contribution to the facility.
“Last year the Bendigo Regional YMCA approached the City regarding the need for a more sustainable management model for the centre due to the outdated lease arrangements which no longer met industry standards, did not reflect community expectations and were not financially sustainable for the YMCA,” Mr Fitzgerald said.
“In order to fulfil a transparent, contemporary and sustainable management model into the future, the City and Bendigo Regional YMCA both agreed that the lease would be surrendered and the operational contract for the centre would be competitively tendered.
“The new contract brings the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre in line with the City’s other aquatic and wellbeing facilities.
“Users of the facility will not be impacted when YMCA Victoria take over in April. The new contract ensures the community, including facility members, will continue to receive the high and ongoing service standards expected.
“The City is keen to ensure that Peter Krenz Leisure Centre remains an important asset for the community and the new management model will help us achieve this.
“We also plan to install new signage, undertake some painting and external and internal entry improvement works over the coming months.”