Belgravia Leisure North NSW is a finalist in the 2022 NSW Hunter Business Awards, nominated for the Contribution to the Region Award.
Winners will be announced at the awards night on Friday the 26th of August, held at the Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre in New South Wales.
The iconic Hunter Business Awards highlight businesses’ important contributions to the local, national and global business communities.
The awards have been held annually for the last 40 years. The program is known for celebrating the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of our region’s most inspiring organisations and individuals.
With more than 30 years of experience in the leisure and recreation industry, Belgravia Leisure currently manages 220 sport, leisure and tourism sites across Australia and New Zealand.
Belgravia Leisure’s CEO Nick Cox said Belgravia Leisure was honoured to be nominated for the prestigious award. “Belgravia Leisure is proud to be nominated and partner with Port Stephens Council, Cessnock City Council and Singleton Council to connect our communities to leisure in the Hunter Region.”
Belgravia Leisure manages five aquatic and leisure venues in the Hunter Region, including Tomaree Aquatic Centre, Lakeside Leisure Centre and Tilligerry Aquatic Centre, on behalf of Port Stephens Council. Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre, on behalf of Cessnock City Council. Singleton Gym and Swim Centre, Singleton Heights Sports Centre and Lake St Clair Campground on behalf of Singleton Council.
In partnership with the local Council, Belgravia Leisure works to enhance the health and wellbeing of diverse local community groups, including seniors, children and people with a disability.
“Our venues are designed to be a community space, with facilities and activities welcoming all ages and abilities, including children, families, youth, community groups, recreational and organised sports, and those with special needs,” said Mr Cox.
Nicole Dunn, Belgravia Leisure’s Regional Manager for Northern NSW said, “There were 4750 aquatic leisure centre members in 2021-2022, with a combined attendance of 276,052 visits.
“Lake St Clair Campgrounds contributed to the region’s economic welfare by attracting 32,000 visitors to the region, contributing over $6,000,000 in the year to the local economy.”
“Regular events are hosted to attract the broader community as we believe participation is a key focus of our venues. We have a responsibility to our local communities to activate these wonderful community facilities and ensure that we welcome, support and include all, regardless of characteristic, background or circumstance,” Ms Dunn concluded.
Belgravia Leisure North NSW look forward to attending the awards ceremony this coming Friday.
Ms Dunn said, “While we didn’t win the category, to have the Hunter Business Network recognise the work of our team and Belgravia Leisure’s contribution to the region was a wonderful achievement. It was an enjoyable evening shared with our region’s leaders.”