Media Release - YRCC Management review

Posted on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 at 4:33:52 PM

Shire of York MEDIA RELEASE 11 July 2017

YRCC MANAGEMENT REVIEW UPDATE & COMMUNITY DROP IN SESSION

The Shire of York is progressing to the next stage of its review of the York Recreation and Convention Centre (YRCC) with a detailed assessment of the financial impacts of outsourcing options to be undertaken.

This builds upon the work already done and feedback received from the users, community and ratepayers during the public submission period. Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 June 2017, resolved to engage SGL Consulting Group to prepare detailed information regarding the proposed management models for the York Recreation and Convention Centre.

The options being assessed in detail include:

• The management of the Bar and Kitchen by a Sportspersons Association similar to the Mortlock Sports Council which operates the Goomalling Sport and Community Centre in Goomalling.

• Tendering the management of the Bar and Kitchen to a private company.

• Tendering the management of the entire YRCC complex to a recreation management company similar to the model of operation of the Merredin Regional Community and Leisure Centre in Merredin.

SGL will prepare detailed financial modelling and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each option. SGL will also be asked to provide a recommended model and associated timeline for implementation. Interested community members and ratepayers are invited to provide input via a “Drop-In” session to be held at the YRCC on Wednesday 19 July 2017 between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. User  groups of the YRCC  will be engaged and provided an opportunity  for input  at  6.00  pm on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at the YRCC.

Shire President Cr David Wallace said that “We know the future management of the YRCC is an important issue for many people in the community and the Shire wants an opportunity for community members and user groups to be involved as much as possible”.

For further information please contact:

Shire of York

Paul Martin, CEO on Tel: 9641 2233 or Email: records@york.wa.gov.au

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