Recre­ation cen­tre lost $2m, coun­cil told

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

LORDS recre­ation cen­tre has lost $2 mil­lion in the year since the gym re­opened af­ter clos­ing for as­bestos re­moval, ac­cord­ing to Coun­cil­lor Lyn­ley Hewett.

“The trend is not up­wards, it is not flat, it is down,” she said at a coun­cil meet­ing last month.

“Huge num­bers of mem­bers got their re­fund and never came back. We lost a lot of mem­bers and it is strug­gling.

“We should look at run­ning the place dif­fer­ently.”

City of Su­bi­aco recre­ation ser­vices man­ager Cheyne Cameron said the City had a num­ber of in­cen­tives to en­tice peo­ple back to the cen­tre, in­clud­ing a pro­mo­tion to buy three months mem­ber­ship and get three months free.

“Our sport sea­son num­bers are in­creas­ing,” he said. “It is trend­ing in the right di­rec­tion.”

The coun­cil voted unan­i­mously to re­ceive Lords’ op­er­a­tional per­for­mance for April-June 2015 and the June 2014-June 2015 fi­nan­cial year.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d442942

Climbers Katie Stone and Ale­cia-Jane Twig­ger will be climb­ing 1042 steps for can­cer on Sun­day.

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