Pictured: The YMCA team in the City of Casey stand poolside after hearing the news of the contract extension.
YMCA Victoria is thrilled to announce that the City of Casey has awarded us the contract for management and operation of its three aquatic and health club facilities, Casey RACE, Casey ARC and Doveton Pool in the Park.
The contract for an initial six-year term, with two optional two-year extensions, was endorsed at the Council meeting on 3 April 2018 and will commence from 1 July 2018.
For the past 20 years, the Y has been an integral part of the Casey community. We have provided thousands access to health and wellness opportunities that might not have had, brought our award winning swimming lessons to the region, and continued to innovate to bring members the best in the industry such as virtual group fitness.
We are proud to have been awarded this contract to continue to provide this important community work both inside and outside the walls of the facilities.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said Council undertook a rigorous tender process, and that our strong partnership, and the Y’s vision for the future in the region, was what won Council over.
“During the tender process we evaluated against a number of criteria, with a strong focused placed on the delivery of innovative and inclusive programming, as well as building strong community partnerships”, said the Mayor.
“Through our evaluation we determined that the YMCA were best placed to meet our requirements. In particular the proposal for their ‘One Casey’ strategy will assist in unifying all stadium and aquatic facilities to provide maximum benefits to our community.
“We are excited to be continuing our partnership with the YMCA through this new contract.”
YMCA Executive Officer Recreation and Global Initiatives, Anthony Neal, said this was an exciting opportunity to leverage the strong community, industry and local business partnerships to provide maximum value to members and residents.
“Over the past two decades, we have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the community we serve,” said Anthony.
“We are proud to have been awarded the contract for the management of the Casey aquatic facilities and are looking forward to creating opportunities for more members of the community to get the most out of these facilities and live the healthy lifestyles they deserve.”
Residents in the City of Casey will also be invited to have their say on the future direction of Casey’s aquatic facilities as we commence the development of a 20-year Casey Aquatics Strategy.