High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre to become 24-hour gym


Darlene Wrigley (Recreational Facility Health and Fitness Officer at High Wycombe Recreation Centre) and gym member Ron Dyer of High Wycombe. Picture: David Baylis d470411
Darlene Wrigley (Recreational Facility Health and Fitness Officer at High Wycombe Recreation Centre) and gym member Ron Dyer of High Wycombe. Picture: David Baylis d470411

THE High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre is set to become a 24/7 gym following a decision by the Shire of Kalamunda council at its May meeting.

Shire President Andrew Waddell said providing 24/7 access would give current and potential new members more flexibility on when they wished to exercise.

“The move will also reduce some of the current overhead costs, with the facility transitioning to an unstaffed centre,” he said.

“All junior programs, including 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, creche, court and kitchen.

The gym will be converted to a 24/7 access service following the completion of building modification works which will begin in July and take around 12 weeks to complete.

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