Brighton Rec will not be re-opening

To all our members,

As a result of the severely damaging fire at the Brighton Recreational Centre in August, it is with great sadness that I now inform you that we will not be reopening before the long anticipated redevelopment re-commences.

Reasons for the decision include an estimated restoration completion date of February 2022 and, as the full redevelopment of the site (announced October 2018) is scheduled for April 2022, just 2 months later, the significant restoration works would be demolished. Although very disappointing, understandably Council is not comfortable with this type of waste for such a short period of benefit.

We would like to thank you for your patronage which for some families covers a couple of generations during our 42 years of operation. As with many, we are equally devastated by these events. Over the next few weeks, we will be working to close our operations and vacate the Centre. From Monday 15 November, our current communications (phone, email, socials) will not be actively managed, and all communications should be directed to enquiries@brightonrec.com.au. We will keep you posted on the progress of the redevelopment and re-opening of our Centre.

Regarding the refund process for fees that were paid prior to the commencement of Term 3, we would like to offer the following options:

  1. To request a refund, complete the Refund Request form and email to enquiries@brightonrec.com.au.  All refund request forms must be submitted by Sunday 31st October.  Please allow between 7-10 business days for your refund to be processed.
  2. Alternatively, if you wish to donate these fees to Brighton Rec’s redevelopment and equipment fund which will be used to purchase state of the art equipment for the new Centre, no further action is required from you.

Your contribution would be most valued especially after the impacts of the fire and all the Covid interruptions we’ve all experienced. We propose to recognise any donations through a “Friends of the Rec” plaque in the new Centre.

We want to thank you for being part of our community and making the Centre such a vibrant and well-loved place.  Although it’s very sad that the Centre will be closing, we look forward to a brand-new Brighton Rec Centre for the Bayside community to enjoy.   We hope that you will be able to re-join us when that time comes.  

Kind regards,

 

Tash Pecoraro

Centre Manager

Brighton Recreational Centre

 

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