Groups may pay cheaper YMCA fees

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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Community and not-for-profit organisations may soon have easier access to YMCA facilities.

Town of Port Hedland councillors will decide at this week’s ordinary council meeting whether or not to amend the 2016-17 schedule of fees and charges to apply a 75 per cent discount to YMCA-managed stadium facility hire for all community and not-for-profit organisations.

In the adoption of the 2016-17 fees and charges, discounting was approved and applied to all Town-owned and operated facilities, except for YMCA-managed facilities.

Currently, community and not-for-profit organisations receive about 35 per cent discount at YMCA-managed stadium facilities compared to a 75 per cent discount at Town-operated facilities.

If the Town council decides to implement the increased discount, the local government will be required to supplement the YMCA income loss of $20,000 through contract variation.

However despite the potential income loss, the YMCA is confident if councillors decide to implement the higher discounts, increased usage will occur.

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