Gympie Aquatic centre
Gympie Aquatic centre Renee Albrecht

Frustrated swimmer has hygiene concerns with aquatic centre

Hygiene concerns at aquatic centre

I AM a recent member of the Gympie Aquatic Centre.

I have placed a complaint with the Belgravia management, who operate the facility and copied in the Gympie Council.

My issues are in reference to the cleaning of the ablutions.

I was swimming most days and I noticed the male ablutions were being left filthy for more that two days in a row.

Aerial view of the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC) with solar panels visible from the roofs.
Aerial view of the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC) with solar panels visible from the roofs. Contributed

The staff I raised the issue with said the contract cleaners do the clean and they only work three days a week?

My concern is this is a brand new facility and one would hope that Gympie residents' hygiene would be a priority to the Council and Belgravia?

This is a local issue for the people of Gympie and I feel the newspaper is the best medium for someone to at least get a response.

Aerial view of the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC) with solar panels visible from the roofs.
Aerial view of the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC) with solar panels visible from the roofs. Contributed

I sent my first email to Belgravia and copied in the Gympie Council.

I received a response form the Gympie Council to contact Belgravia?

Essentially they did not see this as their issue. They did link two email addresses for Belgravia management.

Gympie Aquatic centre
Gympie Aquatic centre Renee Albrecht

Then I received another email that the

Council will be would be investigating my issue within the next eight days.

Belgravia have gone quiet and have not responded at all. I swam again on Tuesday and again the ablutions were filthy. Again I think it is not in the job spec of the Belgravia staff? I find this pretty strange and it is a health issue.

Steve Martin,

Gympie

Gympie Times


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