The future of leisure in the Town

Consultation has concluded

The Town has undertaken a review of our leisure centres - Aqualife and Leisurelife.

The provision of recreational services for the community's health and wellbeing is an important part of the Town’s purpose and vision. These services are heavily subsidised by ratepayers and so a review has been undertaken to ensure the centres operate in the most efficient way possible.

An independent consultant was employed by the Town to report on the commercial viability of Aqualife and Leisurelife. After conducting an assessment, which included consulting the community both online and through workshops, a report was produced with a range of

The Town has undertaken a review of our leisure centres - Aqualife and Leisurelife.

The provision of recreational services for the community's health and wellbeing is an important part of the Town’s purpose and vision. These services are heavily subsidised by ratepayers and so a review has been undertaken to ensure the centres operate in the most efficient way possible.

An independent consultant was employed by the Town to report on the commercial viability of Aqualife and Leisurelife. After conducting an assessment, which included consulting the community both online and through workshops, a report was produced with a range of recommendations designed to improve the financial sustainability of both centres.

This report was completed in December 2016, and the Town is now implementing some of the recommendations.

What's happening now?

There will be ongoing and future changes happening for the next few years so keep checking back to the Town's website for the most recent information.

To view the list of recommendations click here

The full report includes a comprehensive look at all aspects of recreational services including staffing levels and structure so is not able to be a public document.

How can you be involved or find out more?


  • Let us know how you would like to be involved when the time comes for the second stage of community engagement in deciding the future of Leisure facilities

    Let us know how you would like to be involved when the time comes for the second stage of community engagement in deciding the future of Leisure facilities

    Consultation has concluded