Yarra Leisure leads the way with three fitness facilities Quality Accredited

Thursday 04 July 2019

Fitness Australia CEO Barrie Elvish presenting Yarra Leisure's Quality Accreditation certificates to Toby Newman Acting Health and Fitness Coordinator, Yarra City Council Mayor Cr Danae Bosler, Yarra City Council CEO VJ Vaidyanath, Chris Leivers Director City Works & Asset, and Kerry Irwin Manager Recreation and Leisure Services.

Collingwood Leisure Centre, Fitzroy Swimming Pool and Richmond Recreation Centre have achieved Quality Accreditation with Fitness Australia, becoming three of just 19 facilities currently holding the accreditation across Australia.

The Quality Accreditation Program by Fitness Australia, the national peak fitness industry association, is designed to continuously build on the quality of a fitness business, with customer care, safety and service being the ultimate goal.

Yarra Leisure’s status as one of the industry leaders in quality service excellence provided a jumping off point for the accreditation process, and the organisation’s strong commitment to continuous improvement was highly regarded by Fitness Australia.

Yarra City Council Mayor, Cr Danae Bosler, said the accreditation is a feather in the cap for the organisation. “This is a big milestone on our continuous improvement journey, and it offers a real boost to our hard working Yarra Leisure team,” Cr Bosler said.

“We’re supporting the social, wellbeing and leisure needs of a growing and diverse community. This means providing a great mix of safe and enjoyable facilities, with lots of opportunities for people experiencing disadvantage, people with disability, older people, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds,” she said.

“Achieving accreditation gives us confidence that our services and programs are of the highest standard. And it shows that we are carefully managing the health and safety of our patrons during their time with us. That’s why we jumped at the chance to participate in the Fitness Australia Quality Accreditation program.”

Barrie Elvish, CEO at Fitness Australia, said “It’s outstanding to see early-adopters of the program, Yarra Leisure achieve quality accreditation for all three fitness facilities. It is encouraging that the industry is moving in the right direction with facilities like those managed by the Yarra City Council leading the way.

“As part of the accreditation, business managers are provided with feedback in order to improve the effectiveness of their business, provide greater value to their customers, and raise community expectations of customer care and service” Mr Elvish said.

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Visit Fitness Australia's website to find out more information about their Quality Accreditation Program.


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