Facilities / Waikato District Council appoints Belgravia Leisure to connect community with leisure

New Zealand leisure management specialists, Belgravia Leisure NZ, have been appointed by Waikato District Council to operate its aquatic facilities located in in Huntly, Tuakau and Ngaruawahia.

Waikato District Council appoints Belgravia Leisure to connect community with leisure

Waikato District Council appoints Belgravia Leisure to connect community with leisure Features

Waikato District Council appoints Belgravia Leisure to connect community with leisure

Belgravia Leisure will introduce a number of benefits to the three centres over a five-year term, including increasing opening hours at all sites with the hope to further increase the community leisure and wellness participation across the Waikato district.

The new offerings include new fitness equipment, $5 baby swimming lessons at Genesis Energy Huntly Aquatic Centre and $9 learn-to-swim lessons at both Genesis Energy Huntly Aquatic Centre and Tuakau.  

As part of its efforts to connect New Zealand communities with leisure activities, Belgravia Leisure looks forward to working closely with Waikato District Council to strengthen the community and ensure locals have access to exceptional facilities.

Belgravia Leisure will commence operations on 2 August, 2016.

General Manager of Belgravia Leisure New Zealand, Mark Blake, says:

“We are thrilled to partner with the Waikato District Council to help deliver the goals of the community and further promote water safety across the district. All three areas have great potential,” Mr Blake says.

Belgravia Leisure is rolling out a number of improvements to make it easier for locals to benefit from the facilities, including a recently announced increase in hours at the indoor Huntly facility. The pool will be open for an extra 30 hours per week in winter, with the facility opening at 6am (currently opening at noon) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Waikato District Council General Manager Service Delivery, Tim Harty says:

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment and are confident Belgravia Leisure has the expertise to see these three leisure centres thrive as key parts of our communities. Council, together with Belgravia, will continue to strive for a high level of service for the public and will work together to deliver exceptional aquatic facilities to our community.”

Please note: As per usual, the Genesis Energy Huntly Aquatic Centre will be closed for the month of July for maintenance work to be completed.


For more information, images and interviews contact:
Teresa Hancock
Waikato District Council

0800 492 452

About Belgravia Leisure:

Formed in 1990, Belgravia Leisure is passionate about connecting communities to leisure. Working in partnership with the Government, not-for-profit and the commercial sectors, Belgravia Leisure has a strong track record of delivering diverse, accessible and affordable health and wellness services across Australia and New Zealand.

Currently partnering with more than 40 Local and Government authorities, Belgravia Leisure adopts an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable approach to operations across all its sites, with a focus on healthy communities today and in the future.

Belgravia Leisure employs over 4,500 staff in approximately 100 swim, sports, fitness, health and wellness and leisure facilities. In the past five years, Belgravia Leisure has invested more than $6 million in infrastructure and equipment upgrades across a range of facilities throughout Australasia.

Belgravia Leisure is part of Australian company, Belgravia Group, which also owns Genesis Fitness Clubs and Corporate Health Management (CHM).

For more information, visit http://www.belgravialeisure.co.nz/