Centre News

Pool Bookings and Availability - February 2020

Click here for the Margaret River Recreation Centre Pool Bookings for 17th February to the 24th of February


NEW Group Fitness Timetable

The NEW Group Fitness Timetable launches on Monday, 10 February 2020.

Click here to view.

Beach Lifeguards - River Mouth Beach

Lifeguard patrols at the popular Margaret Rivermouth Beach will commence for the season this Friday, 20 December and, while the red & yellow uniform will remain, the service will now be delivered by Surf Life Saving WA under a new contract to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

The service will see lifeguards patrolling 7 days per week, 10am – 5pm through until 30 April 2020.

Surf Life Saving WA General Manger Lifesaving Chris Peck said the organisation was delighted to be awarded the contract.

“As the largest provider of professional lifeguard services in WA, it means the local community and visitors to the popular beach receive a seamless and integrated beach safety service with the consistent application of standards, procedures and equipment,” said Mr Peck.

“With a number of Surf Life Saving WA assets based out of the south west including our Busselton based Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter, Wesfarmers Emergency Response Jet Ski teams, as well as a number of local surf life saving clubs delivering weekend patrols, the addition of this service will only further strengthen the interoperability between existing services in the region and ultimately deliver improved outcomes for beach goers.”

Shire Recreation Services Manager Dylan Brown said he looked forward to having SLSWA on board for the busy summer beach season.

“The beach is great place to recreate and enjoy water activities such as swimming, snorkelling, surfing, diving, fishing, and paddling,” he said

“While it can be a great place to create many happy memories the ocean environment does come with some risks.

“Surf Life Saving WA’s highly competent lifeguards are there to help manage those risks and educate the public about safe water recreation practices.

“They are friendly and approachable people and are only too happy to help answer questions about beach safety.

“We also urge beachgoers to please heed their advice, swim between the flags, surf outside of the flags, and refrain from drinking alcohol before entering the water.”

For further information and to find your nearest patrolled beach, visit mybeach.com.au

For further information, please contact;
Megan Jones, SLSWA Media
 T: (08) 9207 6666  E: media@slswa.com.au

Margaret River Recreation Centre – Sports Floor Renewal

Upgrades to the Margaret River Recreation Centre’s sports courts will commence early next month after last week’s decision to award the contract to local suppliers AMR Timber Flooring.

The 2019/20 Sports Floor Renewal project works will focus on the upgrade and renewal of the existing timber sports floor on Courts 1, 2 and 3 in the recreation centre.

Shire of Augusta Margaret River Recreation Operations Manager, Dylan Brown said the scope of works will include drum sanding the courts, replacing and fixing damaged boards, remarking court lines, and resealing the courts with a hard wearing floor sealer. 

“This complete renewal has never been undertaken on the courts since they were built in the late 1980’s early 1990’s and will greatly benefit the longevity of the courts when combined with the current annual maintenance schedule. The works will take place between 6 December 2019 and 24 December 2019,” he said.

“Unfortunately that means the courts will be closed during this time with no public access, however the courts will be reopened on Monday 30 December after the Christmas closure with a brand new playing surface that will greatly benefit the community and increase the standard of play”.

For more information on the works please contact the Shire’s Sport & Recreation Services on recreation@amrshire.wa.gov.au or 9780 5626.

Gym Kids - Term 4

The Gym Kids program is a movement-based learning experience for young children aged 1-5 years and their parents or caregivers.

Educational research tells us that children learn best through exploring and discovering their abilities through physical activity and just like reading and writing children need to learn how to move! Children need as many opportunities as possible to optimize brain development and increase physical potential before they go to school.

Gym Kids provides a safe environment for children to develop physical skills in a fun and playful way, at their own pace.