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Prairiewood Leisure Centre presented with AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year award
The Prairiewood Leisure Centre in Western Sydney role as hub for community wellness and family-friendly activity was recently recognised by the Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) with its announcement as the recipient of the AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year at its 2019 conference and awards evening.
The award took into account how the facility - which offers the Aquatopia waterpark, gymnasium, 50 metre outdoor heated swimming pool, 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and large indoor aerobics studio - is meeting best practice within the industry, risk management procedures, implementation of programs, customer service and staff training, among other criteria.
This week has seen ARI NSW Executive Officer Louise Magee, along with David Lloyd and Pam Robinson from award sponsor International Quadratics, visited the Centre on Tuesday to take a tour and present Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone with the award.
Receiving the award, Mayor Carbone stated “Council is honoured to receive such a prestigious award, recognising the hard work of Council and staff to create something truly special here at Prairiewood Leisure Centre.
“Fairfield City has always known what a wonderful facility we have here at Prairiewood Leisure Centre and it is great to know that this view is shared by the industry experts as well.
“Council is continuing to work hard to further develop the offerings at Prairiewood Leisure Centre. In 2020 we will start work on building a Wave Pool at Aquatopia as a new attraction for the hot summer months as well as non-aquatic activities to enable the park to stay open all year round.
“Council is committed to providing the facilities that bring families together and encourage them to remain active and healthy.”
Prairiewood Leisure Centre is open every day except Good Friday, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday and Christmas Day.
Aquatopia will reopen for the summer season on 21st September.
Images: (Top, from left) David Lloyd from International Quadratics and ARI NSW Executive Officer Louise Magee present Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone with the AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year for 2019 award and the Aquatopia waterpark (below).
1st July 2019 - ARI recognises aquatic facility excellence in NSW
20th April 2019 - Aquatopia has most successful year yet
29th January 2019 - Swimplex and Polin equip Fairfield City Council’s expanded Aquatopia
31st August 2018 - Fairfield City Council announces addition of new rides at Aquatopia
5th September 2017 - New attractions flagged for Fairfield City Council’s Aquatopia
4th September 2014 - IQ and Pierce Pool Supplies appointed exclusive distributor for S.R.Smith products
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