THE City of Rockingham has taken control of one of its prime assets, the Aqua Jetty, by assuming management of it from July 1 this year.
The confidential meeting item was passed unanimously.
Belgravia Health and Leisure Group are the current managers of the centre.
A spokeswoman said their contract had reached the end of its term.
“Belgravia Leisure has enjoyed working with the Rockingham community over the past five years,” she said.
“We are proud of the results we have achieved for the City of Rockingham and it has been our pleasure to assist Aqua Jetty patrons achieve their health and wellness goals, which have resulted in approximately 750,000 visits per year, 2000 kids in swimming and water safety classes.
“A particular highlight was working with the Rockingham Stingrays Swim Club in getting Aqua Jetty awarded as a High-Performance Training Centre for Swimming WA and WA Institute of Sport.”
She said Belgravia had also enhanced the centre through investing more than $380,000 in equipment upgrades.
Mayor Barry Sammels stipulated management of the Aqua Jetty as the City’s preferred business model.
“We believe local government is highly experienced in this type of operation and we feel the time is right to manage the City’s premier leisure facility in-house,” he said.