The High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre is set to become a 24/7 gym following a decision by Council at the May Ordinary Council Meeting.
Shire President Andrew Waddell said, “Providing 24/7 access will give current and potential new members more flexibility on when they wish to exercise.”
“The move will also reduce some of the current overhead costs, with the facility transitioning to an unstaffed centre.”
“All junior programs, the popular Kids Cooking Club each school holidays and group fitness classes will continue as normal.”
Council supported the inclusion of a $102,000 allocation within the 2017/18 annual budget to provide 24/7 accessibility to the gymnasium, and to purchase new equipment.
The Shire is also looking to establish hire agreements for permanent user groups and progress discussions with Perth Diabetes Care for use of the gym, crèche, court and kitchen.
The centre is a valuable community asset providing important services such as gym, group fitness classes, junior programs, kids cooking club and casual and permanent hall hire.
The gym will be converted to a 24/7 access service following the completion of the necessary access modifications. It is expected the building modification works will begin in July and take about 12 weeks to complete.
Additional funds are proposed to upgrade the gym equipment to benefit all users.
The Crèche opening hours will continue as usual until July 1. From then it will open for morning Group Fitness classes only through to when the unstaffed facility occurs. Crèche numbers will be monitored during this period.
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