Issued Monday 9 April 2018
Photo caption: Casey awards aquatic facilities tender
The City of Casey has awarded the contract for management and operation of its three aquatic and health club facilities, Casey RACE, Casey ARC and Doveton Pool in the Park to YMCA Victoria.
The contract for an initial six-year term, with two optional two-year extensions, was endorsed at the Council meeting on 3 April 2018 and will commence from 1 July 2018.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said Council undertook a rigorous tender process to ensure we were making the right appointment to continue delivering the highest quality service for our community.
“During the tender process we evaluated against a number of criteria, with a strong focused placed on the delivery of innovative and inclusive programming, as well as building strong community partnerships”, said the Mayor.
“Through our evaluation we determined that the YMCA were best placed to meet our requirements. In particular the proposal for their ‘One Casey’ branding strategy will assist in unifying all stadium and aquatic facilities under one single brand to provide maximum benefits to our community.
“We are excited to be continuing our partnership with the YMCA through this new contract. As the YMCA are already operating these three facilities there will be no transition impact on our users.”
YMCA Executive Officer Recreation and Global Initiatives Anthony Neal said this was an exciting opportunity to leverage the strong community, industry and local business partnerships that had been fostered over the 20 years the YMCA had been working in Casey.
“Over the past two decades, we have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the community we serve,” said Mr Neal.
“We are proud to have been awarded the contract for the management of the Casey aquatic facilities and are looking forward to creating opportunities for more members of the community to get the most out of these facilities.
“From our world-leading swimming lesson program to delivering the latest in virtual group fitness and supporting those less fortunate through our Casey Care Foundation, we are ready for the exciting challenge of helping more people enjoy the active, healthy lifestyle they deserve,” he said.
The City of Casey is also inviting residents to have their say on the future direction of Casey’s aquatic facilities as we commence the development of a 20-year Casey Aquatics Strategy. Go to Casey Conversations before 30 April 2018 to complete the survey or for more information.