We do this because we share the same goal: to create healthy communities. We do this by aligning ourselves with our clients’ strategic plans, we collaborate on grass roots projects that make a real difference and together, we gain a deeper understanding of the local community and their health and wellbeing needs.
We partner with our clients in many ways. Here are a few examples of how we work:
We have invested in national roles dedicated to creating targeted programs to maximise social impact.
For example, Belgravia Leisure is the first organisation in the leisure management sector to self-fund the role of National Disability and Diversity Manager. This role was created to drive innovation to increase accessibility for those living with a disability or those from a CALD background. Typically, a position of this type relies on government funding.
To date, this appointment has led to a wide range of aquatic and fitness programs born from collaboration with local disability, mental health and homeless groups. Local Governments have also benefited from Belgravia Leisure’s strategic input into improving accessibility to Council assets.
In addition, our partnership with SEDA – an education program to support young people transition from school to employment or further education – provides accredited pathways into the health, fitness and recreation industry.
Belgravia Leisure’s environmental management plan uses the standard ISO 14001 principles as a guide and adopts practical and effective actions that produce measurable results. The plan is implemented in every Belgravia Leisure centre and has proven to deliver significant operational and environmental efficiencies.
Environmental sustainability is also embedded in our quality management, asset management and risk management systems, providing a solid environmental management structure for each of our centres.
Our success does not lie in the number of centres we acquire, but rather in the success of each of our centres. That is, our business goal is to ensure the facilities under our management deliver tangible outcomes to the owner and their community, particularly sustainable financial outcomes.
We understand the importance of a robust financial framework because profits made from government assets are reinvested back into the community. Our national approach to procurement and merchandising, together with our head office support (including accounting, payroll, human resources, quality assurance, WHS, sales and marketing and IT), bring significant cost and labour savings to our clients.
Our stewardship of government-owned assets is open and transparent, with regular and ad hoc reporting for owners when they want it and how they want it.
We do not impose Belgravia Leisure branding on the centres we manage. We are the silent partner driving our clients’ brand and positioning in their marketplace.
We do this because we believe the owner of these important community assets should be recognised. We are here to share in governments’ achievements in creating healthy communities.