City of Bayswater withdraws funding contribution to Swan Active in Beechboro

Swan Active in Beechboro. Picture: David Baylis.
Swan Active in Beechboro. Picture: David Baylis.

THE City of Bayswater will save about $150,000 a year after pulling its contribution to maintenance costs at Swan Active in Beechboro.

Swan Active, formerly called Altone Park, is located at Benara Road, Beechboro in the City of Swan.

It was built as a recreation centre within a large park in 1994, with an aquatic component being added in 2000.

Due to the proximity to the Bayswater boundary, the original development was funded 50-50 by the two cities.

Bayswater has continued to pay 50 per cent of the costs of the pavilion and the oval to Swan.

In 1992, Bayswater entered into a 25-year lease with a 25-year option with the State Planning Commission and Swan.

Bayswater Council at its meeting last month authorised chief executive Andrew Brien to advise Swan chief executive Mike Foley of the council’s withdrawal from the lease from July 1.

According to an officer’s report, it was estimated that about 20 per cent of the facility’s users were residents of the City of Bayswater.

The report also stated while maintenance costs fluctuated each year, it was estimated Bayswater contributed about $150,000 per year.

All City of Bayswater signage will be removed.

Mr Foley said the City of Swan would like to thank Bayswater for their “valued contribution to date”.

“We look forward to a continued relationship with our neighbouring council into the future,” he said.

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