YMCA Perth in partnership with the Port Hedland township will be providing the Port Hedland community with a range of high quality YMCA aquatic, recreation and sporting services.
YMCA Perth will manage three of Port Hedland's major recreation facilities; Gratwick Aquatic Centre, South Hedland Aquatic Centre and the new multipurpose Recreation Centre in South Hedland.
Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett said the "the key objectives behind the partnership are to develop Port Hedland's leisure facilities and associated services to a high YMCA standard.”
"The partnership extends and strengthens the Town's existing relationship with the YMCA and has been developed through extensive industry research conducted on other like-sized recreation facilities and negotiations focused on achieving the best outcomes possible for the local community."
“The YMCA's priority in Port Hedland is to draw on experienced people both locally and from around Australia to deliver professional recreation services to the town,” YMCA Executive Manager Recreation Rohan Gunton said.
"We have recruited a mix of local, experienced staff and highly qualified staff from other centres around Australia, which will provide Port Hedland residents with access to well-managed sports programs, fitness classes and recreation activities,” Rohan Gunton said.
"There are exciting times ahead for the Port Hedland community and we are honoured to be involved."
The Town of Port Hedland and the YMCA have operated in partnership in the management of the Town's aquatic facilities and associated services since 2003.
To be a part of the YMCA Perth team or for more current career opportunities with the Y click on the Careers tab on the ymca.org.au homepage or straight through via ymca.org.au/careers
For more information on Port Hedland Leisure and the development of the new recreation centre visit http://www.porthedlandleisure.com.au