Fees and charges helping seniors get active

Friday, 1 June 2018 

The City of Bunbury Council on Tuesday 29 May agreed to adopt the schedule of fees and charges.

The fees and charges will become effective 1 July 2018 after they have been publically advertised for one month.

While there have been minimal increases in the fees and charges for the next 12 months there have been some new incentives added with a focus on the health and wellbeing of Bunbury residents.

People aged 80 years and over are eligible for free membership and entry to the South West Sports Centre. The centre is owned and operated by the City of Bunbury.

Fitness enthusiasts aged 75 years and over can enjoy a fifty per cent discount on membership and entry to the centre.

Seniors wanting to take advantage of the offer must have a WA Seniors Card.

Long-time South West Sports Centre member and octogenarian Des Parkinson visits the centre six days per week and has been a member for the past 30 years.

“I think the free membership is a wonderful idea and will encourage lots of seniors to take up the offer,” Mr Parkinson said.

“I would encourage fellow seniors to give the water aerobics and water walking a go.

“It is a very social environment and the staff is marvellous.”

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the fees and charges form part of the 2018/19 Budget which would be adopted at the end of June.

“City staff has worked hard to ensure the increase to fees and charges has been kept to an absolute minimum,” Mayor Brennan said.

“These fees and charges cover all City services from building certifications to entry to the Bunbury Wildlife Park and are an integral part of the Budget.”

To view the fees and charges for 2018/19 please click here