Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mount Gambier awards convention centre operator contract

Mount Gambier’s Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre is a step closer to opening for business, with Council announcing Belgravia Leisure as the operating partner of the new state-of-the-art facility.

Mayor of Mount Gambier, Lynette Martin OAM said the signing of the contract was an important next step for the new centre.

“We are very excited to have reached this significant milestone and look forward to working in partnership with Belgravia Leisure to activate and manage this game-changing facility for our community to enjoy, and to provide ongoing economic benefit to the city,” Mayor Martin said.

General Manager City and Community Growth, Tim Coote said working with Belgravia Leisure would attract a range of events to Mount Gambier and “deliver the best value and quality services to the community”.

With more than 30 years of experience in the leisure and recreation industry, Belgravia Leisure currently manages 220 sport, leisure and tourism sites across Australia and New Zealand.

Belgravia Leisure CEO, Nick Cox said Belgravia Leisure was honoured to be appointed manager and operator of the centre.

“Belgravia Leisure is proud to partner with the City of Mount Gambier to manage the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre in Mount Gambier,” he said.

“This multi-purpose facility is designed to be a community space, with facilities and activities welcoming all ages and abilities, including children, families, youth, community groups, recreational and organised sports, and those with special needs.

“This development will provide substantial year-round indoor facilities, addressing many community needs. We are looking forward to working with Council in connecting the community to leisure,” Mr Cox said.

He said Belgravia Leisure will commence staff recruitment in the coming months, with a range of roles on offer to locals and suitably experienced individuals.

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