Canning Mayor: No plans for Riverton Leisureplex gym to go 24 hours

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THE City of Canning has no intention to convert Riverton Leisureplex to a 24-hour, unsupervised access gym, as at least one other council-operated gym has done recently.

The High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre gym, which is operated by the City of Kalamunda, expanded its opening hours to 24/7 earlier this month to remain competitive with the commercial market and to become an unmanned facility, saving costs.

Canning Mayor Paul Ng said current opening hours at its Leisureplex facilities met the needs of the majority of its customers, within the current budget.

“Opening a gym 24/7 would require the City to provide an increase in funding,” Mr Ng said.

“This would involve either raising entry charges or increasing landowner rates, neither of which provide benefit to the broad range of ratepayers within the City.”

Mr Ng said the council’s fitness facilities already catered for customers with varied working arrangement through early opening and late closing hours.

“FIFO workers regularly use the centre, and Whaleback, during the day,” he said.

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