Centre News

Pool Closed Friday 26 Feb, 8.30am-3pm

The pool will be closed on Friday 26 February, from 8.30am-3pm for Margaret River Senior High School's Swimming Carnival. 
It will be open to the public from 5.30am-8.30am before the carnival, and from 3pm-7pm afterwards.
The rest of the Recreation Centre will be open as per usual.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
The school has requested no parents attend the carnival due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Upgrades to Margaret River Rec Centre on the horizon

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is seeking tenders for a concept design to replace the existing Aquatic Centre roof structure and other potential upgrades to the Margaret River Recreation Centre.

Shire Director Corporate and Community Services James Shepherd said the need to replace the Aquatic Centre’s existing roof presented an opportunity to plan potential upgrades to other parts of the facility.

“The roof structure above our pool is reaching the end of its useful life and structural upgrades are needed,” he said.

“We are calling for quotes to consider the replacement of the roof either on a like for like basis or to incorporate additional space for other activities if our budget allows.

“This will include investigating options for potential external funding sources and opportunities to generate revenue,” he said.

The design plans being explored include an upgrade to change facilities, the foyer area and the addition of a new gym facility to be located to the North of the existing Aquatic Centre building envelope.

Shire Manager Sport and Community Recreation, Dylan Brown said although the works were a long way off this was an important start.

“At this stage we’re anticipating physical works would begin in 2022 at the very earliest,” he said.

“As we work through the plans and costs, we will keep our Rec Centre users and our community in the loop.”

Safe WA Tracking

COVID - 19 Update
From Saturday 5 December, sport and recreation centres across WA will be required to maintain a mandatory contact register for staff and patrons. Current Phase 4 conditions are still in place.
The reintroduction of contact registers is an additional protection measure and will assist the WA Department of Health with contact tracing, should it be required.
The WA Government has developed the free, SafeWA app, an online contact register system that uses QR Codes for patrons and staff to scan to register their attendance.
This is available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and allows you to create an account before you come visit us .

From 5 December, all members, patrons,  volunteers and staff attending the Recreation Centre will be required to register upon entry by either using the SafeWA app or written format at reception.
The contact register records will be held only for 28 days before being disposed of under data privacy laws.
As the Recreation Centre has  multiple areas of use, we will have a QR code for the main entrance as you come in  and additional area QR codes across the facility e.g. aquatics, stadium and gym and group fitness.
The Recreation Centre  appreciate🙌 and thank all of our members, visitors , volunteers and staff for their continued assistance in administering the State Governments COVID-19 guidelines.
For more information please see the following link:


https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/covid-19-coronavirus-contact-registers-businesses-and-venues-frequently-asked-questions

 

Xmas and New Year's Opening Hours

24 December (Christmas Eve): 5:30am-3.00pm
25-28 December (Christmas Day to Boxing Day Observed): Centre Closed
29-30 December: 6am-6pm*
31 December (New Year’s Eve): 6am-3.30pm*
1 January (New Year’s Day): Centre Closed
2 January: Normal Hours Resume

Creche available 28-30 December
*Modified fitness timetable on offer

Merry Christmas and happy New Year from all of us at the Margaret River Recreation Centre!

Free session during Seniors Week

Margaret River Recreation Centre is holding a free half hour information session on fall prevention and the importance of balance training on Friday, 13 November at 12.30pm in the Group Fitness Room.

The session forms part of WA Seniors Week, taking place 8-16 November.

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please RSVP to recreaction@amrshire.wa.gov.au or 9780 5657.